Terra do Raposo

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Terra do Raposo is a charming small village nearby Santo Espírito village, on the amazing Santa Maria Island, Azores Archipelago.

Located on the southeast coast of this small and beautiful Island, Terra do Raposo is like the perfect visiting card of the rural and bucolic delights of the Santa Maria Island, conspicuous by the greenish fertile soils and the deep blue of the vast blue Atlantic Ocean.
In fact, in Terra do Raposo, the typical architecture has been wisely able to maintain its traditional characteristics, influenced by the rurality of the area and the charming inheritance of the continental regions of Algarve and Alentejo, which were from the first inhabitant of the island came originally from, applying here the same tradition of the picturesque white houses with colourful bands surrounding windows and doors, and either quite large chimneys or cylinder lacework-shaped chimneys.

Symbol of the many years taking advantage of what the best the earth’s fertility has to offer, many rural and agricultural vestiges of other times are still visible such as wind and water mills, stone walls, haylofts, among many other agricultural instruments, integrant part of this lovely landscape.

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