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Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo

São Jorge in the Azores is the island of fajãs. The fajãs are small plains originally created by lava or landslides and there are over 40 on São Jorge. We visited the Fajã da Caldeira do Santo Cristo, which you can only access on foot.


The walk took us along a stunning path descending to the Fajã, one of the most isolated spots in the Azores, with a handful of resident families and a few summer houses for those visiting in the summer months.


From the path we could see the island’s magnificent rugged coastline….


… and the fajãs.


This is the village – certainly one of the most charming villages I’ve ever seen.





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