Arco da Calheta
The Arco da Calheta is one of the eight parishes that compose the municipality of Calheta. Its is bound by the parishes of Madalena do Mar, Calheta and Canhas. It is the home the heavenly pebble beach of the Fajã do Mar. However, it is difficult to access and has no facilities.
In this village, we recommend a visit to the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Loreto that features Manueline architectural elements and to the Parish Church of São Brás, built in the sixteenth century and where you can discover fine Portuguese art works. You can also visit the chapels of Nossa Senhora da Vida, Nossa Senhora da Conceição, Nossa Senhora da Nazaré and the Sagrado Coração de Jesus (Sacred Heart of Jesus). The parish is also known for the festival in honor of Nossa Senhora do Loreto (Our Lady of Loreto).