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Paul do Mar

Paul do Mar is one of the most important fishing centres of the archipelago. The…

Jardim do Mar

Jardim do Mar (literally ‘garden of the sea’) was first under the authority of Prazeres…

Ponta do Pargo

Ponta do Pargo's name came from its location on the extreme coastal west point (Ponta)…

Arco da Calheta

Founded in 1572, the parish of Arco da Calheta is set between the mountains and…

Calheta Village

Calheta, one of the oldest parishes of the island, was one of the first to…

Prazeres

The name of this parish originates from a small chapel dedicated to 'Our Lady of…

Estreito da Calheta

Already in the 15th century this originally very small settlement – therefore the name ‘Estreito’…

Fajã da Ovelha

As most of the parishes on the island, this village developed from a big concentration…