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PARQUE NACIONAL DA PENEDA-GERÊS
AERIAL SLIDES, MOUNTAIN BIKING, CANOEING, RAFTING, WALKING
You can try out all these activities in the Peneda – Gerês National Park. Enjoy the unrivalled beauty of the surroundings in energetic and entertaining ways, accompanied by professionals.
VISIT THE ESPIGUEIROS
Espigueiros are an important feature of the park landscape, particularly in the villages of Lindoso and Soajo. They were made from either wood or granite, raised above ground level by columns and had slits for ventilation. This ensured that the grain inside was stored at the correct humidity level and the added height provided by the columns kept it safe from chickens and rodents. On the top of the espigueiros there is a cross or ornamental pyramid. The architecture of these “granaries”, originally dating from the 18th. and 19th. centuries, has hardly changed over the years.