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Explore the best places for photography at Azores, Portugal

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Bonsai FotografieICanFilmThatManuel BeckerThomas SchumannNuno Madeira

Azores is a group of 9 islands in the North Atlantic, that belong to Portugal. Therefore, the archipelago is also called the European Haiwaii.

Nearly 56% of the overall population of 250.000 inhabitants live on the main island Sao Miguel, followed by 23% on Terceira and around 6% on Faial and Pico. The average temperatures are warm all around the year, with 14 degrees celsius during the winter up to 22 degrees in August. Since the islands belong to Portugal, the currency is Euro.

For photographers all of the islands are beautiful for different reasons, so you need to choose which type of photography you prefer. For anybody who likes combine taking photos with hiking, the main island Sao Miguel and Pico is a good choise. The latter has the highest mountain in Portugal also called Mount Pico, which is also one of the highest volcanos in Europe.

If you have the time, you might also have a look at Corvo, which is only a very small island, but the shape looks just insane for landscape photography.

Travel tips for Azores

The main island is called Sao Miguel, which is also the starting point for any trip because of the biggest airport of the islands. The islands are around 2 flight hours away from the portuguese mainland and 4 hours from the north-american continent.

The islands are divided into 3 groups of islands:
East - Santa Maria and Sao Miguel
Central - Terceira, Graciosa, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial
West - Flores and Corvo

Within the groups, you can easily travel around by boats and ferries. Otherwise you might take a flight to the airports of the various islands.

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