Piódão Things to Do

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    Piódão - Portugal
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    Village

    by solopes Updated Feb 22, 2015

    It's a precious gem, this tiny village preserved in the mountains. Classified national heritage, it is a remark of the tremendous conditions of life in that area, before the arrival of tourism.

    It takes time (and risks) to arrive there, but it surely deserves the trip.

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    Architecture

    by solopes Updated Feb 22, 2015

    Diversity, is the word to summarize the best that Portugal may offer to tourists. The contrast between traditional architecture in this remote village and common use not far from it is awesome. Walls, roofs, streets everything displays the imagination used by men for centuries to adapt and to adopt the available resources. What a scene!

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    Açor mountain

    by solopes Updated Jul 6, 2014

    Winding narrow roads in a dramatic landscape, travelling to and from Piódão is a deep immersion in the wild Portugal.

    Small villages in a demanding isolation, dotting the superb views of the unspoilt landscape. What a day!

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    The fountain

    by solopes Updated Jan 7, 2014

    Visiting Piódão demands walking along its narrow and steep streets, here and there with steps, watching the schist constructions. One of the interesting details is a fountain called "Fonte dos Algares".

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    The village

    by bambino36 Written Nov 23, 2004

    Piódão is really different from any other portuguese village and that's the interesting thing about it.
    However it's not easy to get there. The road that goes from Arganil to Piódão is very dangerous.
    Piódão has one restaurant and a small tourist complex called "Casas da Aldeia", for reservations the Tourist Service should be contacted

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    Architecture

    by salinhopt Written Feb 15, 2004

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    These ancient population centers, dating back before the establishment of the Portuguese nation, are characteristic of the Beiras region, in central Portugal. Many are located on higher ground because they were originally built to defend populations in an age before the Roman invasion.

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    The ancient temple

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    Its fancy to enliven fully this landscape, but for every walker that passes by, also passes trough the history of these people that settled in these hills, and today unfortunately, see their lands and their homes lived in only by memories.

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    The roman bridge

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    The pleasure felt by leisure walks has made way in discovering places in our memories far gone, paths that connected the villages and its people. Many of these paths today submerged in dense vegetation. The open circulation of these pedestrian paths were only made possible by the precious help of local people.
    By following some of these paths we plunge into the quotidian past of these people.

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    The river

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    The scenary is perfect! Visiting farms, catching site of cultivated lands, the strong breeze, and the natural smells, leaves us foreseeing the hard validity of days far gone. The conquering of land on the slope, is a good example, of a staircase of giants on an endless course...

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    The church

    by salinhopt Updated Feb 15, 2004

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    Very beautiful church! Piodão is without doubt one of the most beautiful villages of Portugal. It is classified as a Public Interest Monument, set forth in 1978, therefore benefiting of some protection. But only after its integration in the project of Historical Villages of Portugal, did Piodao see its urbanization ensemble safeguarded.

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    Old houses

    by solopes Updated Jan 16, 2015

    dyingThere are two parts in the village - the recovered (and touristy) area, and the other, in the facing hill, with an abandoned look. Sad, but also wonderful.

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    The church

    by solopes Updated Jan 7, 2014

    Built in the 17th century (paid by the population, who sent a good amount of gold coins to the bishop) the ruined facade was reconstructed in the end of the 19th in neo-classical style.

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    Dark schist

    by bambino36 Written Nov 23, 2004

    The way in which the houses are laid out on the hill is quite remarkable. Centenarian chestnut trees are used for door vaults and windows, most of them painted in blue

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    Piodao

    by salinhopt Written Feb 15, 2004

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    Piodao is the oldest inhabited village in Portugal and part of the county of Arganil. The trip that brings you there is every bit as interesting as the hamlet itself.

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