Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades

The small town of Sete Cidades lies at the bottom of a huge volcanic crater at the Lagoa das Sete Cidades. The whole area is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the Azores, especially for its peaceful, lush green landscape of meadows, forests, fields and volcanic lakes.

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Sete Cidades is made up of just a few streets with typical village houses, you'll find a few cafes and small restaurants and two mini-markets with groceries. There is also a post office, two ATMs and a church in the town centre.

For detailed information on hiking and places of interest in the area, see the mini-guide to Lagoa das Setes Ciadades.


The town is very popular for accommodation when touring the area. Several hiking trails start from here and the setting is truly idyllic. If you are looking for a quiet location with basic facilities, Sete Cidades is perfect for you.

In Sete Cidades you will only find private holiday homes and guesthouses, there are no traditional hotels. Expect to book accommodation months in advance.

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