Scenic Sao Miguel Drive at Seven Cities
Seven Cities, Sao Miguel, Azores
I had heard of Seven Cities (Cete Cidades) long before I traveled to Sao Miguel island of the Azores. I was told it was a must see spot. And it is.
The drive from Ponta Delgada to Seven Cities is a nice one. The countryside is scenic and the view of the ocean is good all the way.
The picture that I attached is taken from our drive around the crater of the area. I loved that drive around the crater. It felt like quite an adventure driving along a dirt road with a fairly steep drop on both sides of the car. In most spots it is only wide enough for one car to pass! On our left was the view of the ocean across some farmers fields down the hill. On our right was the view of the two lakes and the village.
This is really a beautiful spot on the island. I would love to hike that crater road on a summer day and take in the beautiful view and all the flowers. And the village is a good spot for a lunch stop.