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Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture Interpretation Centre

 

The Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture Interpretation Centre (CIPCVIP) is a building of noble characteristics, situated in one of the most peculiar core of the Protected Landscape of the Vineyard Culture - Lajido de Santa Luzia, and is the starting point to understand this cultural heritage, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO in 2004.

In this area, visitors can watch a short documentary on the Vineyard Culture Landscape and collect information about the values that comprise it.

There is also available a guided visit to the vineyard and fig tree "plots", to the inside of a warehouse and a traditional distillery, still in operation, as well as a tour to the core of the Lajido to understand how the building is closely associated with the vineyard and fig tree culture. Along the tour, stands out the visit to the lava fields, locally called "lajidos", where you see, in this rocky floor, interesting small ledges made by the passage of lava flows, and where there are now several species of endemic flora.


Services

Wine tasting; Guided visit; Permanent exhibition; Film/documentary exhibition; Ticket office; Souvenir shop; ATM payment.

 

Opening Times

01 October to 31 May

Tuesday to Friday > 10h00 - 17h00

Saturdays | Sundays > 13h00 - 17h00

Closed > Mondays | Holidays* | Mardi Gras | Easter Sunday | 24 and 31 December

Guided visits:

Tuesday to Friday > 11h00 | 15h00

Saturdays | Sundays > no guided visits


01 June to 30 September

Every day > 10h00 - 18h00

Guided visits:

Monday to Friday > 11h00 | 14h00 | 16h00

Saturdays | Sundays > no guided visits

 

Visit duration: 30 to 45 minutes

Maximum number of people per visit: 20

Previous reservation is recommended

 

*Open on the holidays: Good Friday, 25 April and 1 May > 14h00 - 17h30, except if these days are Mondays.

 

The management company reserves the right to close the establishment, according to the weather conditions.

 


Prices 

Entrance Ticket (entry to the Centre with tasting of 1 liqueur wine): 2€

Family Ticket (2 adults with children up to 17 years old - entry to the Centre with tasting of 2 liqueur wines): 3€

Guided Visit to Lajido de Santa Luzia1 – 5€

Guided Visit to Lajido de Santa Luzia1 – 8€

 

Discounts

Child (up to 12 years old)2: free

 

Entrance Ticket:

Junior (13 to 17 years old): 1€

Senior (> 65 years old): 1,50€

Youth, Interjovem and Student cardholders: free3


Guided Visit to Lajido de Santa Luzia1:

Junior (13 to 17 years old): 2,50€

Senior (> 65 years old): 2,50€

 

Wine tasting only for people over 18 years old according to the Regional Legislative Decree nº 14/2008/A, of 11 June.

Wine tastings are not subject to discounts.

1Guided visits are made for a minimum of 4 persons and must be prebooked.

2Children up to 12 years old need adult supervision.

3Does not include the wine tasting.

 

Contacts

 

Address: Lajido de Santa Luzia, 9940-108 São Roque do Pico

Mobile phone: (+351) 965 896 313

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Getting there

The Centre is located at the core of Lajido de Santa Luzia, near the coast, in Santa Luzia parish, São Roque county. It is situated 11km from the villages of São Roque and Madalena.

Access from Madalena can be done in two ways, the Regional Street and / or the road along the coast.

Access from São Roque is done by the Regional Road.

In both cases, just follow the signs with "Lajido" indication.

 

GPS Coordinates

38º33'24,66'' N | 28º25'40,15'' W