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Monte Palace Hotel Ruins – São Miguel Island, Azores

Project type

Attractions - Destination


June 2024


São Miguel, Azores, Portugal

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870 words

▸ In this blog post, we highlight the Monte Palace Hotel ruins on São Miguel Island, Azores, as a must-see attraction. The Vista do Rei viewpoint offers panoramic views of the Sete Cidades lakes.

▸ We note a brief history of the Monte Palace Hotel, which opened in 1989 as the first 5-star hotel on the island but was abandoned shortly after due to bankruptcy, leaving the building in disrepair.

▸ We explain how to easily enter the ruins and emphasise safety precautions, such as wearing closed shoes and bringing a flashlight, especially if exploring dark areas like the basement.

▸ We describe the unique experience of exploring the hotel’s abandoned interior, highlighting the amazing atmosphere and the stunning rooftop views over the Sete Cidades lakes.

▸ Practical information can be found, including the best ways to reach the hotel, the best times for visiting, and the presence of guards or barriers that might affect access.

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