São Vicente Gastronomy

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São Vicente is known for having one of the richest cuisines of Madeira, preserving the traditional regional dishes.
It is held every year in Boaventura Soups of the Fair Field, where you can see and taste the good field soups made ​​from local products.
Also in Boaventura, held every year in December, the show Delicacies Christmas. This event invites you to enjoy the traditions of Christmas and marks the beginning of the Christmas festivities in Boaventure.

Some of the Gastronomic Specialties of the County:
– Regional kebab (a laurel)
– Meat of the night
– Meat wine and garlic
– Molhitos goat
– Sausage
– Cooked
– Semilhas wilted salt
– Pumpkin soup and beans
– Corn Chowder
– Wheat Soup
– Cabbage soup
– Broth pilgrimage
– Couscous
– Swordfish with salsa
– Roasted Tuna
– Mackerel with sauce villain
– Honey cakes
– Yam white
– Rice limpet
– Snails
– Grilled limpets
– Velvet Pudding
– Bread sponge cake
– Homemade Bread
– Wedding Cakes
– Poncha
– Wine Region

Font: http://www.cm-saovicente.pt

The Lime Route – Rota da Cal

“The Lime Route has several interests, considering natural and cultural heritage values. Placed at Sítio dos Lameiros, Municipality of São Vicente, this centre encloses an area close to 12 000 m2 where, besides its local landscape beauty, we find two limestone quarries, a lime kiln and other constructions used to support farming and cattle-raising, such as haylofts, cultivation fields and levadas (water channels), very typical of Madeira’s landscape.

History
Near the Barrinho stream, at 475 meters of altitude, there are two quarries semicircular in section, placed at a sea limestone outbreak with fossils from the Miocene (over 5 millions years old) unique to this region of Madeira Island.”

The Lime Route

The Lime Route – Rota da Cal

The Lime Route

The Lime Route – Rota da Cal

 

Font: http://www.rotadacalmadeira.com

Chapel of São Vicente

The Chapel of São Vicente, located at the mouth of the Ribeira de São Vicente, Madeira Island, was built on a lone block of basalt in the third quarter of the seventeenth century (more or less 1694). As a major ex-libris of the village, the chapel was built thanks to donations from devotees. According to the story goes, the shrine was erected in the place where it appeared that the martyr São Vicente is also the patron of the parish church.
The temple was restored in 1885.

Chapel of São Vicente

Chapel of São Vicente

Chapel of São Vicente

Chapel of São Vicente

Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada is a parish in the district of São Vicente in the Madeira Islands. The population in 2001 is 1,325, its density is 150.6/km² and the area is 8.8 km². It is the smallest parish in population and density and the second in area. It is located east of São Vicente. The main industry are agriculture with some businesses. It is connected with a road linking São Vicente and the western part of the island and Santana. The Atlantic Ocean is to the north. The mountains are to the south. The parish of Santana lies to the east.

Ponta Delgada - Madeira Island

Ponta Delgada – Madeira Island

Caves and Volcanism Centre

Roughly 10 minutes by foot and 3 minutes drive from Casa da Piedade in São Vicente – Madeira The visit to the caves is very well organized, lasting about 30 minutes under the direction of specialized guides. The visit is very interesting because the monotony from the repetition of scenery that hardly changes has been overcome by the creation of a route that is mysterious, suitably lighted, having a well-chosen musical background and special magically architected lighting. All this combines with the telluric imagination regarding the Centre of the Earth…

Caves and Volcanism Centre

Caves and Volcanism Centre

Casa da Piedade

Under the watch of the Chapel of Our Lady of Fatima in São Vicente, that, as per the elderly was built with the help of the people of the parish, is CASA DA PIEDADE which takes the name of the last lady who lived there.
This house was built in the eighteenth century and restored in 1994 maintaining its original architecture and style, but adapted to modern times for the enjoyment and comfort of its guests.

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