Centennial building, originally built in 1874, located in the historical center of the village of Lajes do Pico, with a great relevance in the built complex of the town, not only for its dimensions but also for its erudite influence drawing that dates back to the 18th century. XIX. The building, facing Dr. Machado Serpa Street, less than 25 meters from the Main Church "Santíssima Trindade", the building "Atlanticus Guarida" is one of the manor houses of the village of the early twentieth century, is a peculiar property, composed of three rooms, with a tower, with influences of the whale architecture coming from the United States of America in the middle of century XIX, as it says Paulo Gouveia in his book "Arquitetura Baleeira" in the Azores, pag. 87, an edition of the Office of Emigration and Support to the Azorean Communities.
The town of Lajes, the first settlement of the island of Pico, with a unique urban layout, assumes a historical relevance of undeniable preponderance, with special emphasis on the one that has been held for many years as one of the most important economic activities of the county and the island, the whale hunting. This considerable historical legacy today represents a significant added value from the tourist point of view, and the Museum of Whalers is a clear example of this, the most visited museum in the Azores. A tourist village by nature, a pioneer and a major reference in the Azores with regard to whale watching.
Languages spoken: English, Portuguese
Atlanticus Guarida has:
- Free WI-FI;
- Accommodations with a balcony;
- 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a TV with cable channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen and a patio with garden views;
- A terrace is available for guests at the apartment to use.