São Jorge, which is a land of unique landscapes, is also interesting in relation to the natural and historical heritage.
Those who visit the parish can take the opportunity to get to know Serragem da Achadinha. It was considered to be a Monument of Local Value by the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC) since 1998. Located in the Sítio da Achadinha this sawmill offers you the possibility to observe ‘on-site' a watermill and water-powered saw, which show how the population used the driving force of the water for their livelihood.
In Calhau de São Jorge you can find the Primitive Core of the parish of São Jorge. These ruins belong to the old sugar cane mills that were built there in the early settlement. This nucleus is classified as a Monument of Municipal Interest since 2003, because of its historical relevance.
You must also visit the lighthouse of São Jorge, in Sítio da Vigia. Apart from serving as a guide for marine navigation, it is a very popular place for visitors. Also stop off at the viewpoint of Pico and indulge yourself with a panoramic view over the parishes of São Jorge and Santana.
São Jorge has, as a monument of great interest, its parish church. Built in 1761, this temple is considered the landmark of the architectural heritage of the Municipality because it is the largest Baroque church in the region. Apart from its great size, its interior has an altar in gilded woodwork and a fine collection of paintings. This Church is considered a Monument of Local Value by the Regional Directorate of Cultural Affairs (DRAC), since 1995.