Santa Cruz da Graciosa

Mó da Praia

The windmills are a business card of the island, resulting from times gone by in which Graciosa Island was considered the "Granary of the Azores", for its vast production of cereals.

Currently the mills have no longer had their original use and several were being adapted as housing. The “Mó da Praia” was one of the last mills to grind grain on the Island, until the death of Mr. Manuel Frutuoso Vasconcelos Moniz (his former owner), on February 18, 2002.

The name given to the mill (“Mó da Praia”) refers to an artifact indispensable to the activity of the miller and also to its privileged location, next to the only fine sand beach of Graciosa Island, in the village of “São Mateus (Praia)” , located at the foot of Caldeira da Graciosa.

Rua dos Moinhos de Vento, 16
Rochela – São Mateus (Praia)
9880-229 São Mateus SCG



  • 1 bedroom with double bed and TV
  • 1 dome room with double bed
  • 2 living rooms, both with double sofa bed
  • Fitted kitchenette
  • Wind sheltered terrace
  • Barbecue grill
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