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The Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo Interpretation Centre was created in order for visitors to learn about the geological, biological and human history of the fajãs of São Jorge, in particular, the ones of Caldeira de Santo Cristo and of Cubres.

The building was originated from the reconstruction of an old house and its support house, which retains the original and traditional frontage.

At the reception, the visitors  can enjoy a rest area and see the space which recreates an old oven, decorated with reproductions of support tools.

In the exhibition room, visitors can take a trip through time from the formation of fajãs up to today. They can also see several documentaries about the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo and others of ethnographic character.

The Centre was a highlight in several websites and architecture magazines and was the cover of the C3 Korean magazine. It integrated the “Mostra Ibérica de Património Arquitéctonico – La MIPA” project, within the Lisbon Architecture Triennale 2013, Close, Closer.

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