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AZGT Serra do Cume [Terceira - Açores]

A cache by jose pereira Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/05/2009
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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O alto da Serra do Cume, a 545 metros de altitude, oferece uma paisagem diversificada, apontada por muitos, como a melhor da ilha Terceira.

Presenteia, de um lado, a Baía e cidade da Praia da Vitória, conjuntamente com a planície das Lajes e a Base Aérea das Lajes; pelo outro, a grande planície do interior da ilha Terceira com os seus típicos "cerrados", separados com muros de pedra e hortênsias.

 

Resultado de um estratovulcão que originou uma caldeira gigante, com um diâmetro próximo dos 7 km, serviu de ponto de controlo militar durante a Segunda Guerra Mundial. A serra da Ribeirinha,  a Sul, faz parte da mesma estrutura geológica, entretanto desmantelada.

As instalações militares, hoje abandonadas, estendem-se por vários andares, montanha abaixo, à espera de melhores dias

 

The highest point of Serra do Cume, at 545 meters of altitude, offers a diversified landscape, pointed by many as the best sight of Terceira island.

From one side you can see Bay and city of Praia da Vitória and Lajes village and the Airport; from the other side, the great plain of Terceira island, with its typical "cerrados", divided with rock walls and hortensia flowers.

 

 

Result of a stratovolcano that originated a giant boiler, with a diameter close to 7 km, served a military control point during World War II. The serra da ribeirinha, at South, is part of the same geologic structure, however dismantled.

The military installations, today abandonee, extends for some floors, underneath mountain, waiting for better days…

 

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Decryption Key

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