Terra Nostra Park, on São Miguel Island, has been in existence for more than 200 years and has an area of 12.5 hectares.
It is located in the Vale das Furnas, in the crater of a dormant volcano since 1630 and was ignored by the first settlers only beginning to become popular only at the end of the century. XVIII due to the growing interest in the use of mineral waters for the treatment of diseases such as rheumatism and obesity.
Consisting of hundreds of small springs and watercourses, all with different properties, Terra Nostra Park was at the center of this magnificent work of nature.
Depending on the height of the year in which you visit the park, it offers maps with different routes to make the most of the season of the year in which you will find as you will find plants in very different stages of growth.
The thermal water tank is one of the mandatory stopping points, other than the fact that it is at a temperature between 35ºC and 40ºC giving the sensation of rest and relaxation beside being full of minerals that help in the recovery of energies.
But the tank is not everything, the park is also known for its richness and diversity in exotic plants and trees not being able to remain indifferent to the diversity and quantity of existing plants. Just to have an idea, there are more than 600 copies of camellias.
To enjoy all that the park has to offer, it is ideal to schedule the visit for an afternoon so you have time to do one of the recommended paths at the entrance and then bathe in the thermal water of the tank.
Hours: Summer (Apr 01 to Oct 30) 10 am – 06 pm | Winter (Oct 01 to Jan 31) 10 am to 05 pm | (Feb 01 to Mar 31) 10 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
Price: Children: € 4.00 | Adults: € 8.00
(updated July 2017)
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