Fajã do Calhau Rolado

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Fajã do Calahu Rolado
Debris Field (Fajã)
Country  Portugal
Autonomous Region  Azores
Group Central
Island São Jorge
Municipality Velas
Civil parish Rosais
Biomes Temperate, Mediterranean
Geology Alkali basalt, Tephra, Trachyte, Trachybasalt
Orogeny Volcanism
Period Holocene
Management Secretário Regional do Ambiente e do Mar
 - location Rua Cônsul Dabney - Colónia Alemã, 140, Horta, Faial
 - elevation 28 m (92 ft)
 - coordinates 38°32′2″N 28°37′45″W / 38.53389°N 28.62917°W / 38.53389; -28.62917
Owner Regional Government of the Azores
For public Public
Visitation Accessible by foot, yet restricted during periods of inclimate weather
Easiest access By dirt trail
Geographic detail from CAOP (2010)[1] produced by Instituto Geográfico Português (IGP)

The Fajã do Calha Rolado, is a permanent debris field, built from the collapsing cliffs on the northern coast of the civil parish of Rosais, in the municipality of Velas, island of São Jorge, in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores.

The cliff is visited frequently, by tourists, in the summer. It is particularly busy in September, at the time of harvest. Yam is a widespread crop, though they are grown on dry land due to the lack of water. In the past, pigs were slaughtered. A festival is held in June.


  1. ^ IGP, ed. (2010), Carta Administrativa Oficial de Portugal (in Portuguese), Lisbon, Portugal: Instituto Geográfico Português, archived from the original on 21 May 2011, retrieved 1 July 2011 

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