PicoAzores , Portugal
Our webcam shows the village and municipality of Portugal - Lajes do Pico, located on the island of Pico, one of the Azores Islands. The island of Pico, from where the online broadcast is conducted, is located in the center of the Azores, at a distance of 7 km east of the island of Faial and 15 km south of the island of São Jorge. The length of Pico, whose coast is shown by a webcam, is 42 km and the width is 15 km.
On this island there is the highest point in Portugal - Pico volcano peak (2351 m), listed in the Guinness Book of Records as a mountain with the largest underwater part. The mountain is crowned by Pico Alto - a circular crater with a perimeter of 700 m and a depth of 30 m. Since 1972, Pico volcano is a National Reserve.
The unique island is listed by UNESCO for its magnificent vineyards and unusual landscape.
Through the island of Pico, where our online camera is located, passes the whales’ migration route. At the Azores there are 23 species of whales. Here you can enjoy them. Besides, you can watch dolphins too. There are many of them: Atlantic bottlenose, gray dolphin, Atlantic spotted dolphin, and Atlantic striped dolphin.
The Atlantic Ocean close to the coast of Pico in our live stream camera is populated by rare underwater world species. In the coastal waters there are jellyfish, gray electric rays, octopuses, and many different fishes with quite rare species as parrot fish, barracuda, and needle fish.
Like other islands of the Azores archipelago, the island of Pico which the online live camera is rich in architectural monuments: churches and chapels. An important place is occupied by the Church of St. Mary Magalena in the city of Madalena, the Church of São Roque and the Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara in São Roque and the Church Nossa Senhora da Conceição with the Monastery of St. Peter in the city of Lajes do Pico with our live camera.
When you travel around Pico island, we advise you not to miss such sights as the Captain Lagoon, Lagoa do Paul lake, wide fields of frozen lava: Misterio da Prainha, Misterio das Bandeiras and Misterio de São João, the giant lava flow of Arcos do Cachorro with tunnels and grottoes, Silveira and Montañeiros caves, Caveiro and Misterio da Prainha reserves with cedar forests.
The climate on the island of Pico is subtropical oceanic, with an average air temperature in winter of +15 C, in summer +22 C. Summer is usually hot but not stuffy. Rains mostly fall from September to April. The best time for the swimming season is from May to September. During this period, the water temperature is between +20 C - +23 C.
Weather forecast on the island of Pico for 7 days is available on our website online.
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