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Coast of São Jorge island
Coast of São Jorge island

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Turismo Açores

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turismoacores@visitazores.com

Date

2011/07/06

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The elongated profile of São Jorge Island emerges from the horizon as the dorsum of a sleeping dragon. The association of the colour brown to the island seems to come from the colour of the rocks in one of the island ends, Rosais. But it also could come from the dark shades of the central cones, whose highest peak, Pico da Esperança, reaches 1,053 m. One understands the natural features of this island by travelling through its continuous climbs and descents. At the centre of the island, there is a narrow and bumpy mountain range and by its sides there are steep cliffs that end in the blue sea or in small green plains: the famous fajãs.