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November 2017

Soajo Ancient Granaries of Arcos de Valdevez

By |2018-11-14T21:29:34+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 [...]

Oliva Factory – Ghost Room

By |2018-05-29T22:16:05+00:00November 29th, 2017|Industrial Heritage, Portugal|

The Oliva Factory (S.João da Madeira) was funded in July 31, 1925, by António José Pinto de Oliveira, as "Oliveira, Filhos e Cia. Lda” with It's core business as a steel foundry. Soon, the company expanded it's know-how to other areas, one of them made OLIVA particulary famous: sewing machines. [...]

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