Pico Island is the second largest island in the Azores Archipelago, with a surface of 447 km and with a total of 14.148 inhabitants. It owes its name to the majestic volcanic mountain (Pico Mountain) that ends in a pronounced peak whose toponym is Piquinho, which is the highest mountain in Portugal and the third highest mountain that emerges from the Atlantic, reaching 2,351 meters in altitude. The island contains spectacular evidence of grape-growing and wine-making (viniculture), standing out the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, which is classified as a Protected Landscape by UNESCO. Other cultural attractions, such as the Baleeiros Museum, Wine Museum, Festivities of the Holy Spirit, whale watching, and the Santíssima Trindade Church, among others are attractions to be visited/experienced by tourists visiting the island.
Contact person for the Impactour project: José Soares
- São Roque do Pico Town Hall: Alameda 10 de Novembro de 1542, 9940-353, São Roque
- Madalena Town Hall: Largo Cardeal Costa Nunes, 9950-324, Madalena do Pico
- Lajes do Pico Town Hall: Rua de São Francisco, Convento de São Francisco, 9930-135, Lajes do Pico
Open Street Map/GPS location: 28º 20' W and 38º 30' N.
Website and Information for tourists
Number of inhabitants: 14.148
Number of tourism enterprises: 153
- UNESCO - Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
- Azores’ Government – Pico Vineyard
- Locais a visitar na ilha do Pico
- Ilha do Pico, Açores: O Que Visitar e Fazer
Credits/ Recognitions / Awards
The landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture is classified as a Protected Landscape by UNESCO