Levada dos Piornais

Description

Description

This Levada has an extension of approx. 10km, going through two of the highest populated areas of Madeira: Funchal e Câmara de Lobos. Through part of the Borough of São Martinho, we are able to go through the longest part of this trek, that has an extension of approx 7km.

Its genesis came to, due to the need of supplying water to areas of agriculture that were in hard to access areas. As well as serving the farms, the water was also used as the driving force for water mills, it was supplied for domestic use, as well as for clothes washing. It is relevant to point out tha clothes washing contributed to the economy of the population that lived around the area, as the washer women used to do the washing for rich families, even families that lived in other villages, as proof of this, there are still a few wash tanks along this trek.

In the Borough of São Martinho, this Levada goes from the place called Casa Branca, along a built up area, up to the place called Lombada, where we can observe a scarsely built up area, along with some banana plantations. On reaching the final  part of this trek, precaution is called for, as there are a few precipices as well as very low ceiling tunnels.

Contact

Contact
  • Address
    Rua Estados Unidos da América (Este) e Rua do Pico da Lombada (Oeste)
  • Category
    Levadas, Itineraries
  • Location
    Casa Branca, Lombada

Location

Levada dos Piornais

Contact

Levada dos Piornais
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