This cave is made from a natural cavity formed in granite installed on a wide zone of limestone. The first settlement goes back to the Middle Palaeolithic, when groups of Neanderthal hunters-gatherers used the cave as a temporary shelter as a base for their main activity: the hunting for large animals such as the aurochs During the Upper...more
This house in near the main street if you're heding the main chrch i stays on the left side.When I say it I couldn't believe what I was watching. I found a house decorated with dolls all over, From small ducks in ceramics to plastic dinassaurs you have it all. You can notice a man and a ceramics woman loking at the window.more
You can count how many different door knocks you have in town. You'll find a big head ache due to the large amount of different door knocks. All seem and look interesting. This type of door knock come all the way from Arab times that used Fatima's Hand has a talisman of good luck and getting the evil eye away from their door: "A'udhu Billahi Mina...more
Apart from a local old factory chimney already out of order, this is the biggest chimney in town. It comes up to your eyes right away because you'll find almost only 1 floor houses and this huge block pops up in front of you. Possibly this was the house from some bakery or blackshift that used to work all day with fire which gave the town problems...more
Just a normal "café" where you can drink coffee and eat local pastry or industrial cakes. Sandwiches also all normal in "cafés".
I found these local handicraft inside a shop in the town's centre. Its quite interesting. I don't like very much but its always interesting for me to see how does local handicraft from the region looks like.
House of the caves staff. There's a young guy working in the caves has a guide and explanation person. He's an young archaeologist which spends his time (cos he doesn't have many people coming to visit the caves right?) playing his saxophone and practicing Jazz...how about this one hey?more
Men and women pick up olives in early November but only men are able to take off large plates of cork from the cork oaks at the end of Spring . Never leave Escoural without eating some bread , lamb stew "ensopado",and chiken pie with some olives and red wine from this region of Alentejo.more