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Jose do Canto Forest Garden

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Casual garden with beautiful Capella

I was mesmerized by the Capella da Nossa Senhora das Vitorias when I saw it from across the lake... read more

Reviewed today
Arroyo Grande, California
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Absolutely stunning gardens and forest.

Let's start with parking on the main road as you approach the lake. When we arrived the gates were... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“small chapel”(3 reviews)
“nice walk”(3 reviews)
“plant life”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed today via mobile

I was mesmerized by the Capella da Nossa Senhora das Vitorias when I saw it from across the lake when visiting Furnas in July 2018. It has a very interesting history dating back to when it was built in the 1800s. I had the opportunity...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank JenV65
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Let's start with parking on the main road as you approach the lake. When we arrived the gates were open and when we left the gates were closed. The only way to get out is by pressing a little button on the pay machine. Pressing...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank HCovik
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The nature of Azores archipelago is rich and diversified. Jose do Canto Forest Garden is one of several areas on Sao Miguel island allowing for the appreciation of this beauty in a relaxed way. Volcanic soil due to its fertiity allows for great plant life....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank podrozniczka60
Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

Beautifuk walk, evening in the rain time you feel like walking in deep dense jungle Small chapel on the road is mystifying Just do it, is a small walk for what you get back

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Tom77771
Reviewed May 16, 2018

The entrance is just 3 euros each and small children don't pay. You have some trails to do inside the garden. One of them takes you to the waterfall. Pay attention to the giant tree before the waterfall.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank HugoFernandes
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

If you buy your ticket at the monitoring station, you can get access to it and the gardens for 1 euro more per person. We didn’t spend much time in the gardens portion but were able to get a much closer look at the Church...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Homesliceva
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We had much difficulty with the parking lot. Couldn’t get out. Also you could not read the screen to pay because the sun was shining on it. Poorly set up. The gardens are simple, nothing like the more formal gardens in town but there are...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Lesterbeach
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

This place is by far the worst park/garden I visted in Sao Miguel so far. Extremely badly maintained, nothing to value except the waterfall. But you can only truly see the waterfall if you go beyond a sign that says do it on your own...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Becsey Z
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We had so much fun on our hike here! We explored all of the trails but really enjoyed the waterfall. The trees in the area are labeled so you know what you are looking at. (I thought this small detail was super cool.) The diversity...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank AutumnPerry
Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful walk through the forest.. easy 1 hour in total. Highly recommended. Good 4 family, couples and everyone that love nice walk in nature: )

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank lironm735
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