History

History about the village and its traditions

The village of Sanguinho was inhabited for more than a century by a relatively wealthy population, as a refuge for the floods of Faial da Terra and taking advantage of the fertile soils. The village of Sanguinho came to have about 20 inhabited houses, with the respective corrals of pigs, four arribanas (agricultural annexes) and a haystack. The emigration of the 1950s and 1960s to the U.S. and Canada, the difficulty of children in getting to school were among the causes of their depopulation and abandonment. The BBC, in a 2001 documentary, nicknamed the village of Sanguinho “The Lost Village”, highlighting the beauty of the place and the abandoned ruins.
The Sanguinho was part of a recovery project and today presents an absolutely unique nature tourism offer on São Miguel Island.