Heritage in Santana
Santana is necessary to enhance its typical houses, but not lagging behind, is an entire heritage complex that beautifies the county, from the thematic infrastructure to religious and natural heritage.
Museum of Vine and Wine – the Viticulture Experimental Field Arco de São Jorge, this stands an ancient wine cellar which is fully recovered and has utensils used during the regional wine production process offered by the population and also contains a field experimental. This winery was recovered 3 mills and a space for evidence of regional products, such as honey cake and traditional scones was even created. In the outside, stands a garden of shrubs and trees Laurissilva, accompanying rest areas, providing a contact with nature. Also in this museum, there is a shop “Sweet and Traditions” that sells products such as homemade bread, cakes and scones honey and pieces of wicker. This is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 14.00 to 18.00 and closed Sunday, Monday and holidays.
Typical Houses Santana – contains some typical houses of Santana, which allows acquiring some regional products, including local, artisanal and traditional products. This is next to the City Hall of Santana and offers a preservation area of local heritage. It is open Monday to Sunday from 10.00 to 18.00.
Blockhouse Faial – was built in the eighteenth century, with a recreational and nineteenth-century maps, in order to protect and guard against intruders. Today, it is a viewpoint rated Value Place Monument since 1996.
Madeira Theme Park – is a focused space for history, science and tradition of Madeira, the four multimedia pavilions and the main attractions: “Discovery of the Islands”, “Future of the Earth”, “Fantastic Voyage in Madeira” and ” a world of islands, the islands in the world “, along with the replica of the Monte train, oxcarts with networks, typical Santana house, a windmill, a maze and a lake. In the outside is a garden with endemic flora and a walking paths, being considered one of the gains of this scientific and cultural center. It is open Monday to Sunday from 10h00 to 19h00.
Biosphere monument – mirrors the Earth, a symbiosis between life, nature and landscape. This is integrated into the Biosphere Garden, which aims to immortalize the reward allocation of memory “UNESCO Biosphere Reserve”. This monument was inaugurated in March 2012, and the authorship of the Madeiran sculptor Louis Passion. The basis of this monument is seated in the water element, the source of life.
Standpipe General Craveiro Lopes – since 2000, was considered Local Value Monument by the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs. This was inaugurated on June 1, 1955, by the President, General Craveiro Lopes, this fountain consists of several rows.
Faial Old Bridge – in ancient times was considered the longest bridge of the island of Madeira, but due to the time 1984 left only this three of its seven arches. This bridge was also known as the “Bridge of the Seven Mouths” because of the seven arches, which joined the Ribeira do Faial, since 1904. Currently, the Bridge on July 1 has replaced the function of the old bridge, which is considered as a milestone historic.
Ruins of St. George – the Calhau de São Jorge, these ruins compose the ancient cane sugar mills, which in turn were built in the early settlement of the island. The Center Primitivo shows the pebble of the entrance porch, which is one of the most significant buildings and in 2003, this nucleus was classified as Municipal Interest Monument.
Sawdust Achadinha Water – near the Mill St. George Water, this is the only saw water, which is still work in Madeira and also allows to observe how the population used the driving force of the water in their daily lives. This was considered Local Value Monument by the Regional Direction of Cultural Affairs since 1998.
Mill of St. George Water – is the last water mill is still operating in Madeira and also shows how the population used the driving force of the water for their livelihood. Located on the site of Achadinha, it was recently restored and is powered by the Levada waters of Kings, maintained by the miller Lino Albino Mendonça and his wife, Ana Rosa fontanelle. Currently, the population still uses this mill to grind wheat, corn, barley and rye, as before.
House Santana culture – a space of promotion and dissemination of the work of several local actors and artists and is also an agent that potentiates, through the exhibition of his works in various areas. Yet this is the City of Santa Library, the Multimedia area and an extension of the Conservatory of Arts. This house is open Monday to Friday from 9h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h30 and closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Church Santana Matrix – its construction began in 1698, but was only completed in 1745, and over the years have made renovations, which removed the original design. This church has a baroque style, as highlighted on the main altar with a gilded altarpiece and a screen representing Santa Ana and San Joaquin.
Church of St. George – the seventeenth century, this is the largest church with a baroque style of Madeira, built in 1761, this is the ex-libris of Santana heritage. This contains a main façade fenestration, unusual in regional typology, while its portal is surmounted by three apron windows and pilasters eardrum’s a window that are the basis of the straight cornice.