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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 5 August 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 6 August 2017
Stratfield Mortimer, United Kingdom
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Avenida dos Baleeiros, Velas, Sao Jorge 9800-548, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

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

Thank AnnL2986
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
Reviewed 3 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
Reviewed 29 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

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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
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

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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
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
Reviewed 30 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 HJL215
Reviewed 19 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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