Casas Típicas de Santana

These houses have a triangular shape and are covered in thatch. Popularly known as little houses of Santana. Originally, these houses were composed of an attic, where agricultural products were stored, and a ground floor, generally a living area, which was divided into two parts. It is believed that these houses are traces of primitive buildings, made of wood and thatch, that were found throughout the island. As there is little hard stone in the region and the climate is cold in winter, this raw material was adopted, also enabling adaptation to the seasons, cool in summer and warm in winter.


Rua do Sacristão - Sítio do Serrado


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

    opening hours

  • monday: 10:00-18:00
  • tuesday: 10:00-18:00
  • wednesday: 10:00-18:00
  • thursday: 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

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.

Fonte de Santa Ana

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

Fortim do Faial

Built at the beginning of the 20th century, the Faial Fortress recreates a military battery, semicircular in plan, with ten English cannons that were fired dur…

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.

Moinho de Água de São Jorge

Powered by the waters of Levada do Rei, this recently restored water mill is more than three hundred years old and still grinds wheat, corn, barley and rye jus…

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