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Espigueiros de Soajo

Arcos de Valdevez, Soajo 4970-660, Portugal
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Coffin-like structures used for storing grain

Both Galicia and the north of Portugal have thousands of these granaries that can be built of stone... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2017
Ray V
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Chaves, Portugal
Hiking hub

Most tourist come just to see the corn barns but for hikers soajo en the nearby town of ermida also... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
bnbass
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Hilversum, The Netherlands
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Arcos de Valdevez, Soajo 4970-660, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Both Galicia and the north of Portugal have thousands of these granaries that can be built of stone or wood. In Soajo they are of stone and rest on stone supports. Each one has a stone cross at the ends. In Galicia they are called...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Most tourist come just to see the corn barns but for hikers soajo en the nearby town of ermida also have some great hiking in store. The routes are well marked but it is wise to buy a small book or map that will tell...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Next door of the Castle of Lindoso, you find the park of the “Espigueiros or Granaries” of Lindoso. In total there should be about 50 of them and all from the XVII and XVIII century, and making so a unique and beautiful location. The Granaries...More

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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We stopped off in Soaja on our drive to Peneda and so glad we did. The village itself is nothing out of the ordinary, but its collection of ancient stone granaries, perched together on a bare outcrop of rock, made an unforgettable sight. We saw...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2017

One of the things to see in Soajo. Its pretty awesome to be able to touch something so old---and still in use.

1  Thank Jobemtwin
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

I believe these stone corn storage buildings are unique to this part of the world and they are concentrated in the quaint village of Soajo just 30 minutes drive from Ponte de Barca. There are several scattered around the village and an area where several...More

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Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places that from a distance looks like any other, not to say unimpressive. But when inside it, after climbing a just few steps from the street, you feel as if in another world. It's majestic and awesome and strange, all...More

1  Thank Ohad A
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Reviewed 16 June 2016

A very nice place to take some great pictures. I visit with my children and I enjoyed it very much. The Soajo village is very nice and the air to breathe is perfect...

1  Thank Ana M
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Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

The espigueiros are unique in their all stone construction and their preservation. Soajo itself is a quaint town with many fine restaurants. It's also an ideal start point for many superb walks in glorious countryside.

1  Thank GATHERS1
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Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

It's hard to describe what the experience is when you first see these granaries. Majestic comes to mind but so does other worldly. Massive pieces of granite have been carved and positioned to take advantage of air flow to protect their crops. Sited at the...More

1  Thank souzagar
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