Tour Natural Park of Geres, one of the biggest natural attractions in Portugal, due to the rare and impressive landscape beauty and the ecological and ethnographic value.
VALUE OF THIS PRIVATE TOUR
|PLACE OF DEPARTURE||Hotel/Apartment, Oporto|
|TIME OF DEPARTURE||9:00 AM|
|RETURN TIME||Approximately 6:00 p.m.|
Tour Natural Park of Geres
The Gerês Natural Park is the only national park in the Portugal, classified as a World Biosphere Reserve, by UNESCO, with more than 70 thousand hectares of dispersed area in the North of Portugal.
A small portion with an elevation above 1,500 meters in altitude due to granitic mountains that make that landscape unique, most of the mountains have been humanized, with traces of human intervention since the Neolithic today, the Park has 114 villages where around ten thousand people live, mainly women and elderly people who work in agriculture, pastoralism and livestock.
The village of Soajo, where small granite houses draw its narrow streets, all of them have been open to the pillory in the wide National Monument since 1910, an anthropomorphic face inscribed, crowned with a triangle at the top, which reminds us of a hat with three tips
On the outskirts of the houses, at the highest point we have the common threshing floor, where the 24 community granaries in stone, dating from the 16th century. XVIII and XIX, here the community kept the cereals, especially the corn, quite abundant in this region. At the top, the crosses represent divine protection and the survival of the community, “our daily bread”.
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The forests, Albergaria, Cabril, the entire upper valley of Serra do Geres itself are a type of landscape that can hardly be found in Portugal comparable.
Thus defeating the French army Geres where everything is conjugated so that nothing is lacking in its grandeur and perfection.