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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, Portugal

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture is a World Heritage Site in the Azores, an archipelago belonging to Portugal in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The inscribed site is 987 hectares on the island of Pico, the second largest island of the Azores. This area has been developed for viticulture going back to when the island was settled in the 15th century. Plots of land were divided up by walls to form vineyards. The walls were built to protect the individual plots against wind and seawater.


Pico Island vineyard culture
Pico Island vineyard culture
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The landscape is one of houses, manor houses, wine-cellars and churches, all related to the vineyards of Pico Island.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 28th session of the World Heritage Committee in Suzhou, China, on 28 June - 7 July, 2004.

Location: N38 30 48.4 W28 32 28.2
Inscription Year: 2004
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, V
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