Portfolio Category: Explore Peneda Gerês Park

Village Street in Soajo

Village Street in Soajo Soajo is a secluded village overlooking the Lima river. The main attraction in this village is the grouping of the many old stone granaries where corn is stored. As you walk, you will enjoy a magnificent view over the surrounding landscape. Walking is a great way to discover the beauty of…
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Old granaries next to Lindoso Castle

Old granaries next to Lindoso Castle Lindoso is a farmer and shepherd village (1300 inhabitants). This village is well known for its castle and its old granaries that, strangely, resemble mausoleums but with a very different purpose. These granite granaries were built over stilts and vented on the sides enabling the storage and curing of…
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Nossa Senhora da Peneda Sanctuary

Nossa Senhora da Peneda Sanctuary Peneda is one of the most beautiful mountain villages and is located half way between Lamas de Mouro and Soajo. Near a deep ravine, with view to a round mountain and a waterfall, Peneda offers a fascinating spectacle. Nossa Senhora da Peneda Sanctuary was built between the end of the…
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Castles and Ruins of the Peneda-Gerês

Castles and Ruins of Peneda-Gerês This part of the Iberian Peninsula has an ancient history of human habitation, as evidenced by megalithic stone tombs dating to the third century, Celtic fortifications dotting the hilltops, and a well-preserved first-century Roman road that crosses the park and remains popular with cyclists. Castles like Castro Laboreiro (tenth century)…
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