Corvo Island (Portuguese: Ilha do Corvo, pronounced: [ˈiʎɐ du ˈkoɾvu]), literally the Island of the Crow, is the smallest and the northernmost island of the Azoresarchipelago and the northernmost in Macaronesia, with a population of approximately 468 inhabitants (in 2006) constituting the smallest single municipality in Azoresand in Portugal. The history of the Azores is linked to non-official exploration during the period of the late […]
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 […]