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CL01 - Miradouro da Eira do Serrado

Vista da Eira do Serrado © Turismo da Madeira

Geosite ID: CL01

Name: Miradouro da Eira do Serrado

Thematic category: Geomorfology and Mass movements

Geographical location on orthophotomap - CL02

Municipality: Câmara de Lobos

Civil parish: Curral das Freiras

Location area: 10 -1000 ha

Coordinates(1):32°42'37.1'' N 16°57'56.7'' W 

Altitude: 1050 m

Accessibility: Easy

Distance to nearest paved road: 300 m

Conditions of observation: good

(1) Coordinates of the geosite and / or the best viewpoint


Brief description

The Eira do Serrado geosite is located on the left bank of the Socorridos river basin. From the belvedere, it is possible to identify the open and wide form of the headwater of the Socorridos stream (reception area) and, downstream, the very embedded and narrow valley (drainage channel sector).
The Curral das Freiras region’s steep and high slopes reveal a complex volcanic geology and structure, with great lithological and stratigraphic diversity, exposing mainly the Formations of the Intermediate Volcanic Complex (CVM) as well as the non-conformity surfaces that separate them.
Inside the valley stands a lower flattened top landform on top of which the Curral das Freiras village was built. This plateau consists of very heterometric breccia deposits that resulted from an important slide-type mass movement event.


Relevant notes

Visiting a site of geological interest is the sole responsibility of the user.
The user must take precautions when visiting the site, taking into account the conditions of the terrain, weather conditions and other hazards, so that they do not create situations that put themselves or others at risk.
The user must respect private property. Access to private areas requires prior authorization from the owners.
The user must respect natural heritage, keeping it intact. The impact of your actions should be minimal.


How to Cite

BRUM DA SILVEIRA, A.; PRADA, S.; RAMALHO, R.; MADEIRA, J.; FONSECA, P.; CANHA, E.; BRILHA, J. (2012). Inventariação do Património Geológico da Ilha da Madeira. Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e Recursos Naturais - Relatório Final, 414 p. In:

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