The Pico

When we think of Pico, images spring to mind of an imposing mountain, the largest in Portugal, tearing through the clouds and, on clear days, offering incredible views of the triangle islands and the sea from its summit.

Pico Island is a picturesque and fascinating world made up of a dream landscape, where a rich historical and natural heritage, with small villages by the sea, lagoons, natural pools and flowery trails, is joined by a people of unparalleled hospitality who treat tourists as if they were members of their own family.

When you visit the island, you'll also fall in love with its gastronomy, full of tasty delicacies made up of fresh local products of excellent quality, such as fish, meat, the famous Pico cheese and Verdelho wine.

Take your time to enjoy the unique landscape of VInha do Pico, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2004.

The Parish of Santa Luzia

Founded in 1617, the parish of Santa Luzia is located in the municipality of São Roque do Pico, between the parishes of Santo António and Bandeiras, on the coast of Pico, whose crops are limited to vineyards and fruit trees.

It was a town that depended on Santo António for a long time. At the end of the 16th century, it was home to a man called Vicente Pereira Furtado, who had a chapel dedicated to Santa Luzia built next to his houses. He himself established the patrimony of this temple, which was poor and covered in thatch, determining that his grave and those of his descendants would be located next to the altar. This initial chapel originated when the then town of Santa Luzia was established as a parish in 1617. When it was built, it had no baptismal font and was consecrated to the Virgin Martyr.