Taken from the road to Santana this is a picturesque village located on the northeastern coast named after a local tree known as faia 'myrica faya'. Settlers colonised Faial around 1519 and they were Moorish and Gallician. During the first settlement when the sugar plantation was at its peak water mills were built on the rivers of Ribiera do Faial and Ribeira Sava to crush the sugar cane and today ruins can be seen under the bridge.
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Photo taken in Antes Centro Saúde Faial, 9230, Portugal
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