The tiny village of Achadas da Cruz has a cable car that will bring you to the even tinier village of Fajã da Quebrada Nova. The cable car drops precipitously over the cliff to bring you a collection of farms and stone houses. The only residents we saw when we were there were the multitude of cats that were patrolling the grounds. Can you imagine what it must have been like for the people of this village before the cable car was built.
I was told that one of my relatives still lives in one of the old houses!
There is a well maintained stone pathway that brings you through the village along the shore.