Levada das 25 Fontes

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Coordinates: 32°45′18.5″N 17°08′01.6″W / 32.755139°N 17.133778°W / 32.755139; -17.133778

Levada das 25 Fontes
Levada Madeira.jpg
Length4.6 km (2.9 mi)
LocationRabaçal, Paul da Serra, Madeira, Portugal
Established1855
Began construction1839
Completed16 September 1855
UseHiking, Aqueduct
Elevation
Highest point1,290 m (4,230 ft)
Lowest point900 m (3,000 ft)
Hiking details
SeasonAll year
WaymarkPR6
Sights25 Fontes Falls, Risco waterfall, Laurel forest
Surfacenatural, carved Rock

The Levada das 25 Fontes is a levada that is located in Rabaçal, Paul da Serra, Madeira, Portugal.

It is one of the most visited levadas on the island. Access is possible via the road ER110 in Paul da Serra. From there walking or taking a bus is possible to the start of the levada which is at the casa do Rabaçal, from here it is possible to get to the lagoon of the Wind (Lagoa do Vento), 25 Fontes Falls and the Risco levada, which leads to the impressive Risco waterfall that emerges from the lagoon. A valley of vertical walls where different types of volcanic rock allow water from the upper water table to emerge in the form of numerous fountains along the walls of the mountain. The only problem is the narrowness of the road, in the middle of the Laurel forest and other walkers.[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Levada das 25 Fontes/Levada do Risco". Retrieved 22 September 2018.
  2. ^ "25 Fontes/Risco Levada – PR6/6.1". Retrieved 22 September 2018.