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Landscape Pico

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Turismo Açores

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turismoacores@visitazores.com

Date

2011/07/06

Description

In order to take the best advantage from the geological and weather conditions of the areas with lava plaques known as “lajido,” the land was divided into a most impressive weave of black stone. The segmented horizon ends in the so-called currais– squares delimited by basalt walls where grapevines grow. The localities of Criação Velha and Santa Luzia are the best examples of this art of dividing the fields. The Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2004.