Salga

This parish is one of the newest settlements of the council of Nordeste and soon showed the great dynamism of its people in the most various areas. From Salga arose several researchers, entrepreneurs and interested people that contributed in the past and continue doing so to develop this quiet location.
The baking industry is one of the most productive of this municipality and supplies the entire island with traditional breads and sweets, such as the rustic bread highly appreciated.
The handicraft store “Folha de Milho” is a reference in both the parish and council. Here you can find the well known “bonecas de milho” (wheat dolls), flowers made out of fish scales and onion and garlic skins, garlic and chestnut paste and papyrus. Ingenious rush mats, raffia hats, Christmas cribs made out of gourds are just some of the handmade products on sale in this shop.
Churches represent the most important part of the architectural heritage of the parishes of the municipality of Nordeste, and are strongly connected to the religious nature of its people. The Saint Joseph Church (“Igreja de São José”), in Salga, is one of the most recent churches of the council and dates back to 1903.
The council of Nordeste has lots of viewpoints over the coast and forests with beautiful landscapes to offer to the visitor and Salga is not an exception. The viewpoints of Salto do Cavalo and Salto da Farinha are compulsory stopping points.