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Madeira Laurel Forest was candidate to the 7 Nature Wonders of Portugal by São Vicente Mayor and today, the 12th September 2010, on a spectacular show held in Ponta Delgada, in Azores, it was elected the wonder of the Portuguese forests and woodlands.
There were 7 categories defined by the Seven Wonders Foundation and following are the winners of each one, constituting the 7 Nature Wonders of Portugal
Non-marine aquatic areas - Lagoa das sete Cidades, São Miguel - Azores
Beaches and Cliffs - Portinho d'Arrábida, Setúbal
Forests and woodlands - Laurissilva (Laurel Forest), Madeira Island
Great Mountains - Pico's volcanic landscape, Pico - Azores
Caves & Caverns - Caves of Mira d'Aire, Leiria
Marine areas - Ria Formosa, Algarve
Protected Areas - Natural Park of Peneda Gerês, Minho
We congratulate Madeira Laurel Forest and are proud of it!