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January 2018

Marão, to look beyond mountains

By |2018-05-07T22:31:27+00:00January 31st, 2018|Cultural Heritage, Portugal|

Serra do Marão is located in the region between Trás-os-Montes and Douro Litoral and it's part of a rocky mountains ridge (along with Gralheira, Montemuro and Alvão) that separates Minho from Trás-os-Montes. Geological morphology (creating a natural condensation barrier) puts the region as having one of the highest rainfall areas [...]

November 2017

Soajo Ancient Granaries of Arcos de Valdevez

By |2018-05-07T22:30:01+00:00November 29th, 2017|Cultural Heritage, Portugal|

The Soajo village (Arcos de Valdevez, Portugal) is a structured settlement made up of granite houses that are characteristic in mountain regions, especially in the north of Portugal but found also elsewhere. The houses are set beside narrow streets, just wide enough for ox-carts to get by, and marked by [...]

Arouca Geopark – Geologic Heritage

By |2018-05-07T22:29:19+00:00November 29th, 2017|Cultural Heritage, Portugal|

The region The Arouca Geopark is located in northern Portugal and inserted in the Hesperian Massif, and coincides with the Arouca municipality a valley which occupies an area of approximately 329 square kilometers. The entire territory is classified as "Arouca-Geopark" which is a member of the European Geoparks Network and UNESCO Global Geoparks [...]

Tresminas – Roman Gold Mining Industry

By |2018-05-07T22:29:12+00:00November 29th, 2017|Cultural Heritage, Portugal|

Tresminas is an ancient gold mining complex dated back to the roman period and, extensively explored in those times. It is, as many mines of those days, an open pit mine, with differentiated rock cuts still visible today. The complex is a classified as Immovable Heritage by the Portuguese institute [...]

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