Quinta do Martelo

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The best of Azores. A place full of tradition, culture and stories from older times. An unique place that allows you to relive our history. A trip through gastronomy, traditions and stories of almost five centuries of history.

What we are
Quinta do Martelo is a Farm located 3 miles away from the UNESCO recognised world heritage city of Angra do Heroísmo. This farm’s activity reached its zenith when the orange fruit trade in the Azores was a very prosperous activity. It was here that these citrines were produced, packed and exported to Europe.
Later on, after the decline of that economic period in the Azores , wine presses were installed in the Farm for the wine and loquat brandy production, a type of fruit that nowadays still abounds in the 56 square miles that makes up the estate, alongside with many orange trees and other types of fruit trees.
What we do
Through an extensive work of investigation and the study of several vestiges found, we were able to reconstruct and maintain certain regional aspects such as: workshops, traditional dying out crafts, and houses dating back to the beginning of the Azores settlement. We were also able to recover and adapt certain Farm areas to biological agriculture, and preserve autochthonous species of domestic animals for use in the various features of the Farm.
Hammer’s Farm is regarded as a “Tourist Utility” by the Azorean Regional Government. Here, we intend to recreate a genuine Terceira ‘s rural ambiance, starting with the buildings and ornaments, on to the gastronomy and ending with the clothing, tradition and festivities. Here, we offer our visitors the true feeling of what life was like five centuries ago in a traditional rural farm such as Hammer’s Farm.
As a result of the amount of details observed, research needed and extension of the occupied areas involving Hammer’s Farm, this is a constantly evolving project – it will not be easy to exhaustively describe this whole complex in a simple “site”.
Therefore we are happy just to give an overall idea of the Farm, letting the visitor explore the magic of discovering a whole new reality by him/herself.
Sauna Sauna
Tennis Court Tennis Court
Mini Golf Mini Golf
Swimming Pool Swimming Pool
Gym Gym
Barbecue Spots Barbecue Spots