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We passed quickly, when going back to the take to boat for Pico, is nearby, be sure you have seen... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
If you are in or near Velas go see it!

The arch is located along the water front in Velas, away from the centre by a miradouro. If driving... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2017
Stratfield Mortimer, United Kingdom
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Avenida dos Baleeiros, Velas, Sao Jorge 9800-548, Portugal
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Reviewed November 4, 2018

Velas is such a small town that you will surely not miss this on your trip there. That said, it is a nice relaxing place to spend a couple of minutes just pondering life. Be sure not to miss the little paths that you actually...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike R
Reviewed August 5, 2018

We passed quickly, when going back to the take to boat for Pico, is nearby, be sure you have seen it !

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AnnL2986
Reviewed December 26, 2017

Although it is just a little arch and it's even hard to take a picture of it, it is an interesting attraction really close to the centre of Velas.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Petra Č
Reviewed October 2, 2017

This natural rock arch is on the quiet, western side of Velas. We visited this area when staying in Velas as part of our evening stroll. From this area, you can look across at Pico, and see the ferry plying back and forth.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank AndyJelly
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Sao Jorge is like a line, the longest line of all the azores island - and like the others - a vulcanic island with torn-down remains to the sea. Like Arco Natural de Velas. Somewhat you find many places - if you leave your car...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

The arch is located along the water front in Velas, away from the centre by a miradouro. If driving you can use one of the maps and drive directly there (miradouro on the water front). To walk from Velas follow the sea front away from...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed October 6, 2016

We were just walking downtown and ended up going the length of the avenue facing the ocean. You can't really see this formation until you get in front of it, thus we were pleasantly surprised when we found it. The ocean was calm, so there...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed September 15, 2016

on the footsteps of the Hotel, a carefully crafted observation point to the neighboring islands of Fayal and Pico, with great views and almost hidden on your left side this natural arch

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank drchrysc
Reviewed September 3, 2016

This is an interseting natural stone arch, just a few minutes walk from the town centre. There's not really much to see though, it's a little underwhelming.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank DickBurton
Reviewed August 29, 2016

A fascinating natural phenomenon. The sea has carved a gaping mouth from the lava. There is a platform from which to view this from different sides.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank HJL215
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