"Ilha do Faial" Ilha do Faial by JessieLang

Ilha do Faial Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 35 photos

Faial is only a little bigger than Flores, but it has 3 times the population—probably because it is easier to get to.

One interesting feature of Faial—a majority of the houses in the small towns are painted pale orange or pale yellow, with a few other colors including pink mixed in. On most of the islands, almost all of the houses are white with orange tile roofs. It seems to be custom rather than any sort of building code.

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  • Pros:Good museums (volcanic activity and whaling)
  • In a nutshell:Picturesque and interesting
  • Last visit to Ilha do Faial: Apr 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 23, 2011
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Feb 16, 2011 at 11:31 PM

    Nice you went to Faial. This is on my list for my next visit to the Azores.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    Capelinhos looks wonderful and I see your a museum gal. I like to seek them out too! You learn so much from them of the local history. Lovely page!

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