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The Lagoa do Fogo (on São Miguel) Portugal
Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Section editor

Discover The Lagoa do Fogo (on São Miguel)

In the centre of the island of São Miguel, the lagoa do Fogo, or 'the fire lake' offers sublime views. It is surrounded by a crown of mountains in the centre of the island, as a result from the latest volcanic eruption in the 16th century.

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The Lagoa do Fogo (on São Miguel)

The Lagoa do Fogo (on São Miguel) , Portugal
Aerial view of the Fogo lake

The lake is of volcanic origin and the construction of any buildings around it has been banned to preserve its beauty.

© Sven Rosenhall / age fotostock
The Lagoa do Fogo (on São Miguel) , Portugal
Lagoa do Fogo

Many people visiting the Azores cross the island's vast desert to reach the lake.

© Sven Rosenhall / age fotostock
The Lagoa do Fogo (on São Miguel) , Portugal
A panorama of Lagoa de Fogo

Lagoa do Fogo, surrounded by hills and untamed wilderness, offers excellent views.

© Sven Rosenhall / age fotostock
The Lagoa do Fogo (on São Miguel) , Portugal
A stunning view of Lagoa do Fogo lake

The island of Sao Miguel is characterised by green landscapes and deep blue waters, as evidenced by the lake.

© Bruno Perousse
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