Rural Tourism Azores * Landwirtschaftlicher Tourismus Azoren * Turismo Rural nos Açores * Turismo rural en las Azores * Tourisme rural des Açores * Agriturismo alle Azzorre




Casas dos Vimes

Ilha de São Jorge - Calheta - Fajã dos Vimes



As Casas dos Vimes mirror the traditional Azorean architecture, being built in masonry of blocks of basalt, that combine in perfect harmony with other elements of wood. They are located in the enchanting Fajã dos Vimes, one of the spaces classified as a biosphere reserve, with a genuine balance between man and nature.

It has the configuration of a slight plan that extends from the foot of the mountains, that is to be found with the limpid waters of the Channel of St. George, marked by the Islands of Pico and Faial. The beauty we see when looking at this sea surrounded by Islands, can not abstract us from other beautiful polychromatic panoramas of the Fajã dos Vimes, with the predominance of beautiful shades of green. Here we can appreciate traditional cultures and methods of cultivation, standing out orchards, vineyards, sowing land and irrigation of Yams. In this place, the most referenced crops are coffee cultivation (product of exceptional flavor) and yam. This last plant (rhizome) was so fundamental for the survival of the Jorgenses that it involved them in a fight of social character, known as "Mutiny of the Yams" (in the heraldic of the County of Calheta stand out two leaves of this plant).




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