Casas Típicas de Santana

These houses have a triangular shape and are covered with thatched roofs. Popularly known as houses of Santana. Originally, these houses were composed of an attic, where they stored agricultural products, and by a ground floor, generally housing area, which was divided into two parts separated by a front. It is believed that these houses are traces of primitive construction, made of wood and thatched roofs and, which were all over the island. Because there, in the region, little rock hard and the weather be cold in winter it took this raw material, allowing also an adaptation to the seasons, fresh in the summer and warm in the winter.

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Sítio do Serrado
9230-116,Santana

    Characteristics


  • Easy external parking
  • Typical houses & Relevant buildings
  • Visitable (no guide)
  • True

    opening hours


    Verão

  • monday: 10:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 10:00-18:00
  • thursday: 10:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-18:00
  • friday: 10:00-18:00
  • saturday: 10:00-18:00
  • sunday: 10:00-18:00

Monuments near Casas Típicas de Santana

Rua de São Pedro, Parrobo

Capela de São Pedro


Small chapel, dated from the XVII century, with sober lines and mannerist portal and façade. It is surrounded by very peculiar and picturesque scenery.

Rua Santa Ana, Santana

Fonte de Santa Ana


A small fountain with several faucets and a small structure on the top. It is located by the Parish House.

Tojal, Faial

Fortim do Faial


A belvedere built at the beginning of the 20th century that recreates a military battery, with a semi-circular plan. It has a backup house where the exhibition…

Rua Cardeal Dom Teodósio de Almeida, São Jorge

Igreja Matriz de São Jorge


A baroque church of the 17th century, composed of a sole nave and a lower and narrower main chapel, with a bell tower and a sacristy.

Pico, São Jorge

Moinho de Água de São Jorge


A mill more than three hundred years old, that still grinds wheat and corn. It is the last water mill in Madeira.

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