Thanks to its small size, Vila Nova do Corvo has kept some of its traditions: almost none of the doors to the houses are fitted with locks and the system of partly sharing in its daily agricultural and rural activities etc. still persists.
Walking through the narrow streets, paved with pebbles and flagstones polished smooth with use, is like travelling back in time, as we note the facades of black stone with white-lined windows and doors, enjoying the peacefulness that surrounds this tiny village.
It is worth visiting the Church of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres (Our Lady of Miracles, patron saint of the island of Corvo) which contains a beautiful Flemish painting - possibly from Malines - of the Virgin and Child and an Indo-Portuguese ivory crucifix.
A serene calm in the midst of a group of simple rustic houses is the atmosphere that the visitor will find in Vila Nova do Corvo and throughout the island. This is also the characteristic ambience of the whole archipelago which mother nature maintains in great splendour.