Madalena

Between the green of a lavish nature and the blue of the Atlantic, Madalena is a dynamic and most populous municipality of Pico Island, rising from the sea in petrified beauty, deserving the distinction of one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.


Madalena, due to its geographical position in front of Faial and the city of Horta, away from this approximately 7.5 km, is the main communications hub of the island, a position that makes it a privileged gateway to appreciate everything that is offered to whom we visit.
True “ex-libris”, bordering the village, are the curious Lying and Standing Islanders, where sea birds nest. These are strongly degraded by the marine erosive action, constituting the remnants of a volcanic cone associated with underwater eruptions.


Given its geological characteristics and the volcanic nature of its soils, the economy of this county is based essentially on agriculture, livestock and fishing. However, in view of the new challenges imposed by modern society, other activities have developed, contributing greatly to the economy of the municipality of Madalena, particularly in the areas of commerce, tourism and services.


The basis of its agriculture is composed of fields of fruit and vineyards, unparalleled in other regions of the country and the world. The set of “corrals” and “canadas” in which the vineyards are divided is an organization in the space made through a reticule of black walls, integrating parallel protections of simple walls or folded in stone, and constituting particular and peculiar landscape, considered, in the middle of 2004, “Patrimony of Humanity” by UNESCO.

Source: City Hall of Madalena

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