Department of Radiology

Oncology Imaging in the Azores July 9-11,  2020

Oncology Imaging in the Azores July 9-11, 2020

Azores. Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel Island

Te nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are all of volcanic origin and were divided in three geographical groups: the Eastern Group, comprising Santa Maria and São Miguel, the Central Group, including Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the Western Group, composed by Corvo and Flores. The Azores, along with the archipelagos of Madeira, Canary Islands and Cape Verde, constitute the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a name which means "fortunate islands" for those who live there and visit them.



There are nine island that make up the Azores Archipelago and well with a visit as well. All the nine islands of the Azores Archipelago are  volcanic origin and are located in the North Atlantic, scattered along a 600 km stretch of ocean from Santa Maria to Corvo, 

S. Miguel is the largest island of the archipelago, with half of the population of the Azores and representing 75% of the production, offers a stay full of variety and discoveries. Ponta Delgada is the most important city, with its commerce, its avenue by the sea, its baroque churches, its beautiful and romantic gardens, its museum composed of Azorean pieces and motifs, are all points not to be missed. The discovery of the magnificent Vista do Rei (place where King D. Carlos had lunch during his visit to the archipelago in 1901), where you have a beautiful view over the lakes of Sete Cidades. In the middle of the hillside, the narrowest part of the island (7 km) is found, with its 290 cones of volcanoes that formed it.

The Fogo Lake is the wildest of the island and for this reason its waters are printed in the memory of the trip, a crater of an extinct volcano, and it’s part of a natural reserve. Furnas is the valley of fumaroles, hot water, more than 20 thermal springs run through the village place, being so considered one of the largest hydropolis of the world. Terra Nostra Garden located in the centre of the village keeps a great variety of trees and exotic plants, as well as a heated swimming pool. The north-east coast is a very special and relatively undiscovered region with spectacular high cliffs plunging from high, flower covered plateaux, fields and wooded mountains into the sea.

There's so much to do during your stay on São Miguel, choose from whale & dolphin watching, diving, deep sea game fishing, walking and much more.

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Azores Video

Check out this wonderful video of the Azores!