The smallest island of the Azores is 6.24 km long and has 3.99 km at its maximum width. This oval shaped island stretches from north to south and has an area of 17.1 sq. km, with 430 people (2011 data) living there. The island of Corvo and the island of Flores, 17.9 km away, make up the Western Group of the archipelago. The highest point of the island, at an altitude of 720 m, is located in the area known as Estreitinho at 39°41'58'' latitude north and 31°06'55'' longitude west.
Influenced by Mediterranean designs, they are smaller than those influenced by Northern European models. In these black stone constructions, the domes and the triangular sails constantly rotate to face the direction of the wind.
Dedicated to the patron saint of the island, whose feast is celebrated on 15 August. Inside, the statue of the saint which dates back to the sixteenth century can be found.
The Corvo Cultural and Environmental Interpretation Centre (CIACC) is the first mandatory stop for those who want to know and feel the island and discover its best kept secrets. It is a space dedicated to the promotion and knowledge of the sites with more environmental interest of the ...
A 300-metre deep crater with a diameter of 2.3 km. Some say that, inside, you can see the outline of the nine islands of the Azores.