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Furnas Pictures: Photos of Furnas and Furnas Lake in the Azores

Caldeiras, cozido, mineral water springs and more!

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The Furnas valley of San Mighel island is where the volcanic nature of the Azores islands is most readily apparent. Natives of this beautiful valley have exploited the caldeiras (hot springs) for centuries, cooking a kind of stew called "cozido" using the natual steam venting along the shores of Furnas lake. Go into the town of Furnas and you'll see the caldeiras venting everywhere, and the mineral waters flowing from spigots scattered across the volcanic landscape, each with a different taste, offer the opportunity to sample the earth's gushing output of waters.

Along the way in our virtual tour of Furnas, we'll sample not only the cozido, but corn and chestnuts boiled in the steaming pools as well, and taste the slightly sweet Portuguese bread called Bolos Lêvedos.

Enjoy our Furnas pictures. Click each to see it full size.

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azores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, furnas lakeFurnas Lake: Picture of People enjoying Furnas Lakeazores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, hot springsFurnas Hot Spring Picture - Azores Islandsazores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, hot spring, caldeiraA steaming Caldeira in Furnas, Azores Islandsazores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, hot springs, cornPicture of a vendor selling corn cooked in a hot spring in Furnas
azores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, hot springs, hot tubFurnas Hot Tub: Here's one of the many hot springs where the locals go to relaxazores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, portuguese bakery, bolos levedosPicture of a Portuguese Bread Bakery producing Bolos Lêvedos in Furnas azores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, mineral water fountainFurnas: Mineral Water Fountainazores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, mineral waterFurnas: Mineral water flowing from a wall
azores pictures, furnas, furnas picture, mineral waterFurnas Mineral Water Fountains: Two Waterscozida picture, furnas, furnas picture, azoresThe Cozida is ready to come out of its steam holefurnas picture, cozida, steam ventFurnas: the Cozida being removed from the steam ventcozida picture, furnas, furnas picture, azoresFurnas: The finished Cozida
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