"Sao Vicente District" São Vicente by salinhopt

São Vicente Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 41 photos

The north

A journey through the council of S. Vicente reveals a cultural patrimony left by all of those who helped to enlarge the three parishes that it encompasses.

The manor houses are architecturally rustic and of strong character and sobriety. Almost all of them go back to the XVIII century, a time of economic relief and comfort, due to the good fortunes of viticulture. These gigantic houses were very ostentatious and were made up of two levels: The first floor was home to the winepress and to keep the agricultural implements and the products of the harvests. The second floor was the noble part of the house and the access was made through an outdoor staircase.

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  • Pros:The landscape
  • In a nutshell:Old Madeira!
  • Last visit to São Vicente: Aug 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • RoyJava's Profile Photo
    May 2, 2006 at 2:28 PM

    What a wonderful Sao Vicente Pages you created Goncalo, included your great pics, ... and loved the legend ;o) Greetzzz RoyJava

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Jan 23, 2004 at 9:27 AM

    Sao Vicente looks like a very lovely place!

  • ania70pl's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2003 at 9:21 AM

    Sao Vicente Valley looks beautiful, I wish I could go there. Great page Goncalo, thanks for sharing.

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Nov 12, 2003 at 6:36 PM

    great views, charming streets, a great love story and even a chapel in a rock! wow. sounds like such a lovely town.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2003 at 11:46 AM

    It seems that i missed a real beautiful place in Madeira. Great page Gonçalo! :-)

  • herzog63's Profile Photo
    Nov 11, 2003 at 3:58 AM

    What a sad love story.... A beautiful, interesting place!!

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Nov 9, 2003 at 3:49 PM

    That chapel on the rock is amazing! And your photos are beautiful, ... as always!!

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Nov 7, 2003 at 10:26 PM

    Wonderful page. We loved our re-visit to Sao Vicente earlier this year! The nice caves we discovered the year before. You can reach Sao Vicente so fast now by tunnel.

  • Imbi's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2003 at 1:52 AM

    beautiful and informative tips.

  • Prasnjavi's Profile Photo
    Nov 2, 2003 at 3:02 PM

    Nat told me that Madeira is expensive but according yours restaurant tips, the prices are almost same as in Belgrade. Another nice place in the beautiful island(s). Can I live in cave? I’ll be satisfied.


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