Furnas is a civil parish in the municipality of Povoação on the island of São Miguel in the Portuguese Azores. The population in 2011 was 1,439, in an area of 34.43 km². The parish is one of the largest in the island and in the Azores. It is located east of Lagoa and Ponta Delgada, west of Povoação and southeast of Ribeira Grande.
Restaurants in Furnas
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Plan on old bathing suit for this adventure .. very warm on a cool rainy day .. beautiful trees surround the water which is a mustard brown color . Outside Showers available . Bring water shoes / flip flops as the changing area is several yards away . Minimal entrance fee .
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Poça da Dona Beija's ferruginous muds are indicated for cutaneous invigoration, and it's hot waters are therapeutic. All the pools have running water which ensures it's constant renewal. We receive tourists from all over the world looking for some time of relaxation and well-being. You can visit us anytime of the year. Our hot waters are revitalizing both in the Summer and Winter!
4.5 based on 143 reviews
it was an amazing view of the whole lake - you could do a hike down but it was a bit damp that day and pretty steep so decided to be lazy and be driven down to the lake !
4.5 based on 288 reviews
Caldeira das Furnas is an amazing site with numerous thermal displays to wander around and get up close to. There are mini-geisers errupting from the earth, boiling water bubbling in small ponds, fumeroles emitting puffs of steam that hiss from the ground and the characteristic smell of sulphur is in the air. The whole area has been well laid out with pathways and barriers for personal safety that do not intrude or interfere with the visual experience. Township is worth a wander too. Spectacular, dramatic and very impressive.
4.5 based on 725 reviews
For a unique experience visit the Caldeira. You can see smoke rising from several places in the town but this location( 50cents entry) has a boardwalk through the percolating earth. Bubbling sulphurous holes in the earth spew steam. Several local restaurants have their own pits where they cook their food.
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The Furnas Monitoring and Research Centre (CMIF) was created with the purpose of disseminating the history and evolution of the Furnas Volcano and the intervention of the Landscape Laboratory in the protection and recovery of ecosystems in the protected landscape area. It won the "Premio Internazionale di Pietra Architetture 2011 - XII edizione" award and it was finalist of SECIL Prize in 2013. It was the cover of the Spanish publication "El Croquis" and prominent target in some architectural websites. In 2016, won the "Tour Operator of the Year for Sao Miguel" in the "Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards" category of the Luxury Guide Awards. CMIF functions as an Observatory and integrated centre for knowledge dissemination, playing an important role in the translation of scientific information to a language able of captivating visitors for a better understanding of the particularities of local geodiversity, biodiversity, hydrology and culture.
There is a large parking lot across the highway, that was free during our visit, from there you have to walk for about 5 -10 minutes to reach the center. Along the way you will pass the Gothic church and the garden Jose do Canto (excellent). The center has a nice snack bar, restrooms and a presentation room that is very informative. The center is working hard to reverse the effects of agricultural practices within the watershed of the lake. Cattle grazing and fertilizers have led to an abundance of Algae causing the green color of the lake. This is a very interesting and educational attraction.
4.5 based on 112 reviews
Just across from one of the mansions on the lake is a beautiful botanical garden with many Camilas, tree ferns, redwood trees, a gothic church and a trail that leads to a beautiful waterfall. It is located along the walk to the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas. Make time for a visit. Well worth it.
4.5 based on 29 reviews
The Azores Microbial Observatory - OMIC - is an entity responsible for the promotion and dissemination of the importance of microbial life on Earth emphasizing existing Microbial biodiversity in the Azores hot Springs.
An inconspicuous shed next to the volcanic Springs which contains a wealth of information on the microbiological life that lives in the volcanic Springs and the volcanic caves / hydrothermal vents of the Azores archipelago.
Surprisingly good fun. Guided tour available.
€1 for adults.
Cheap at twice the price.
4 based on 34 reviews
It is hard to miss this unusual 19th century private chapel / mausoleum which is situated on the edge of Lake Furnas (inside the Jose do Canto gardens). Access to the Gardens costs €3 and they are open from 10.00 until 18.00. We contented ourselves with taking photographs of the chapel from both inside and outside of the Gardens. However, we understand that it is possible to gain access to the chapel by asking the staff at the entrance gate / ticket office.
4.5 based on 20 reviews
The tourist information centre is signposted once you are in Furnas. It is located opposite the Santander bank and is open from 9.00 until 18.00 (Monday to Friday) and 9.30 until 17.30 on weekends and holidays. Whilst the small centre does not have a huge arrange of leaflets on display, the staff are very helpful and willing to answer any questions.
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