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Caldeira das Sete Cidades with Lagoa de Santiago and Lagoa Azul


Panoramic view from a promontory of Pico da Cruz across the caldera of Sete Cidades in W direction. This volcanic landscape in the NW part of São Miguel has formed through a long and complex history of mainly explosive eruptions, leaving behind an assemblage of craters and lakes enclosed in one roundish caldera of 5 km diameter. Lagoa de Santiago (left side) and Lagoa Azul (right background) are most prominently shown in this scene. The village of Sete Cidades appears in the background.

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on Saturday 16 September 2023 by Martin Mergili
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