The Santa Luzia Mysteries are a locality of Santa Lucia Parish, Municipality of São Roque do Pico, Pico Island, Azores. The origin of this place were two volcanic eruptions, one occurred in the sixteenth century and another in the early seventeenth century, more precisely in 1718. The last eruption took great violence, and carried the […]
The Dog Arches are presented as a set of rock formations of volcanic origin located site Dog, parish of flags, Madalena municipality of Pico, Pico island. These formations are composed of volcanic caves and lava tubes which together give rise to an appreciable mass of solidified lava clippings. These formations extend the sea causing the […]
Fajãs, is Portuguese for the supratidal talus-platform geology constructed from landslides or lava flows, that are relatively common coastal features, occurring on the toe of cliffs. Although they exist throughout the world, they are distinct features of the islands of the Azores. These debris fields exist in all the archipelago of the Azores, but are concentrated on the island […]
The Capelinhos, also referred to in literature as volcanological Mystery Capelinhos, located in Ponta dos Capelinhos, village of Capelo, Faial Island in the Azores. It constitutes one of the biggest attractions of the Atlantic, including the Azores, the uniqueness of its landscape beauty, very recent and almost virgin genesis. Geologically is part of the volcanic […]
Museu Scrimshaw Peter’s Scrimshaw Museum started in 1986 and is now a place that those who travel to Faial must visit. In the Azores, scrimshaw was not born on board, but on land through the hands of regional craftsmen. The best scrimshaw artists who worked on the islands are represented in the collections of the […]
Faial is located in the extreme west of the Azores Central Group, separated from Pico Island by a narrow arm of the sea with 8.3 km (4.5 nautical miles) wide, known for channel Faial. The island has the approximate shape of an irregular pentagon, with 21 km long east-west direction and a maximum width of […]
Caldeirão de Monte Gordo – cauldron the volcano crater that gave rise to the island with 300 meters deep, deep with several ponds and mounds that “older people” associate with the representation of the islands of the archipelago.
The Corvo island mills are different from the other islands, are built in black stone and have triangular sails of cloth and have an internal mechanism that rotates the dome to accompany the winds.
Legend has it that the first navigators who headed the West, from continental Portugal, saw in Corvo highlands an equestrian statue with a rider wielding a sword with the raised arm forward to point the way to the New World. Carved in volcanic black basalt, this statue sparked interest in Manuel I of Portugal who […]
A small boat that connects Santa Cruz das Flores, in Flores Island and Vila Nova do Corvo twice a day, taking about 75 minutos. It is one of the less visited islands of the archipelago, not so this picturesque island, which far seems to have stopped in time, well worth a visit. Don`t miss the opportunity […]