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Arco Natural de Velas

Avenida dos Baleeiros, Velas, Sao Jorge 9800-548, Portugal
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Point of natural interest right in Velas

Although it is just a little arch and it's even hard to take a picture of it, it is an interesting... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Petra Č
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Prague, Czech Republic
Velas rock arch

This natural rock arch is on the quiet, western side of Velas. We visited this area when staying... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
AndyJelly
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Velas, Portugal
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“arch” (6 reviews)
“centre” (3 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Avenida dos Baleeiros, Velas, Sao Jorge 9800-548, Portugal
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Reviewed 26 December 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.

Thank Petra Č
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Reviewed 2 October 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.

Thank AndyJelly
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Reviewed 28 August 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

Thank bapmail
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Reviewed 6 August 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

Thank Mubbsy
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Reviewed 6 October 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

Thank ejep84
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Reviewed 15 September 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

Thank drchrysc
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Reviewed 3 September 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.

Thank DickBurton
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Reviewed 29 August 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.

Thank Heather L
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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Just a couple of minutes walk from the Hotel Sao Jorge Garden. Tidy viewing area off the promenade with access to photograph the impressive formation.

Thank johnfred4
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

This archway is located slightly outside the centre of Velas (a 5/10 minute walk) on the coastline behind the medium sized Hotel Sao Jorge. There is free parking in the immediate vicinity and a little viewing area too. Certainly worth a quick stop for some...More

Thank mikeedeedee
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