Guide of the Azores – What to visit, what to eat and where sleep

Museu do Vinho

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Situated near the center of the town of Magdalena, the Wine Museum of Pico is actually a hostel that belongs to the interior of a winery and a former Carmelite convent.

Museu do Vinho, PIco Island, AzoresPhotography Museums of Pico

The living room of the main building offers visitors a unique moment to relive the history of wine, beginning with its culture in the golden age of verdelho, its export to countries like Brazil and Russia and, finally, its ruin, caused to from great devastating pests such as powdery mildew and phylloxera.

It is an excellent opportunity for all interested in knowing more about the wine history of Pico, besides being a very pleasant place and with well organized exhibitions. It is worth mentioning that in the garden of the museum there are several dragon trees, one being over 400 years old.

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