The levada of Caldeirão Verde is an impressive work of art built in the 18th century that begins in the main stream bed of the Caldeirão Verde brook. Passing through steep cliffs and mountains, it carries the water that runs off the highest mountains of Madeira, to be used to irrigate the farm lands of the parish of Faial.
Beginning in the Queimadas Forestry Park, this walk is ‘out-and-back’,
and crosses some spectacularly steep slopes, but is one of the finest
ways of penetrating the deep valley of the São Jorge brook on foot;
one needs a torch on this walk, which passes through a tunnel.
This levada is used for agricultural purposes, but it is also an important means of reaching the interior of the deep valley of the São Jorge brook on foot, offering the traveler a vertiginous and spectacular view of the mountainous terrain of the interior of the island, nice waterfall (as captured) and the opportunity to walk through tunnels carved by hand out of the rock.