Fajã de Lopo Vaz
Named after one of the first settlers, this was probably the first place to be inhabited on this island. There are some wild goats in this fajã.
Located in an extensive fajã on the west coast of the island, bounded on the land side by the huge escarpment of Rocha da Fajã, a cliff that in some areas exceeds 600 m in height, and on the other by a low and very cut coastline, Fajã Grande consists of three places: Fajã Grande, the center of the parish and its most populous location.
Santa Cruz das Flores Tidal Pools
Pools located in Santa Cruz and, during the summer, they become one of the main attractions.
Luís Paulo Camacho Leisure Forest Reserve
Forest reserve located at an altitude of about 250 metres. It aims at the preservation and conservation of some species, namely the trout. This reserve also showcases several exotic birds.
Reserva Florestal de Recreio Boca da Baleia
Nossa Senhora do Rosário Church
Church built between 1763 and 1783 on the site where once stood the Chapel of the Holy Spirit. The main section, with a rectangular design, features two integrated towers. An altarpiece with painted revivalist carvings stands out at the end of the chancel.
Boqueirão Environmental Interpretation Centre
The Boqueirão Environmental Interpretation Centre (CIAB) was created in the tanks where the whale oil, melted in the Boqueirão Whale Factory, was stored. It is a space dedicated to the promotion and knowledge of the most interesting locals of the island, with highlight to the marine environmental.
Here you can learn about resident and migratory birds, living beings that live in the intertidal zone and water column, cetaceans and hydrothermal vents. It is a privileged place for the promotion of scientific knowledge, enriching the experience of those who visit the Natural Park.
The CIAB was chosen to integrate the "Architecture Guide –South and Islands of Portugal" in 2011; it also integrated the “Mostra Ibérica de Património Arquitéctonico – La MIPA” project, within the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013 "Close, Closer"; and it was referenced / published in several websites and trade magazines.
The island of Flores is 16.6 km long and has 12.2 km at its maximum width, which translates into a surface of 141.4 sq. km. Together with the island of Corvo, which is 17.9 km away, it forms the Western Group of the Azores Archipelago. The European Continent has its westernmost point on this piece of land where 3 793 people live (2011 data). At an altitude of 911 metres, the Morro Alto is the island’s highest point and is located at 39°27’48’’ latitude north and 31°13’13’’ west.