Espigueiros de Soajo

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Espigueiros de Soajo
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M2018K
Pilsen, Czech Republic458 contributions
Oct 2020
Old granaries of Soajo are situated on the edge of the village. There is a free entrance (October 2020) and free camper parking place with toilettes only 50 m away. We saw many similar granaries in the nature of other locations but those in Soajo are well kept and you can admire many of them in one peaceful place. There are interesting paths around the village as well, we walked only 1 hour around: we saw old mills, old stony roads, nice houses and all this surrounded by vineyards. Really amazing place!
Written November 24, 2020
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paulandc0
Sintra, Portugal1,598 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
There are 2 nearby sites where grouped Espigueiros can be seen. And many others scattered in villages, all the way into Galicia.
We perhaps preferred those of Lindoso, possibly because of the neighborhood of the medieval castle there, but these are equally impressive.
They look like cemeteries but are actually granaries.
A must see 😊
Written December 11, 2019
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Ray V
Chaves, Portugal357 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
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 hórreos and in Portugal espigueiros. Here, sitting on a rocky hill, there are 24 granaries entirely made of granite. The oldest dates from 1782. They were placed on a high point above the village so that rodents couldn't get to the dry corn inside. The walls have small openings so the air can circulate among the corn cobs, which are piled inside. On top there is a small cross that shows the devotion of the population and the beseeching of divine protection for their crops.
Written September 14, 2017
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TSinParis
Paris, France1,856 contributions
Jul 2013 • Couples
Be sure to check these out when visiting the national park. It won't take long to visit but worth the stop.
Written July 26, 2013
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MereteMadsen
Assens, Denmark204 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
I had read about these corn houses in Atlas Obscura, and was very keen to visit the place.
I found it very interesting, as I like to see things that are not “Tivoli like” or fake or Alot of bling bling so to say.
I was not disappointed.
What can you do here? Nothing! But just think about old days when they were in use, and enjoy the surrounding landscape.
I loved taking pictures there!
Written July 11, 2019
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João Gonçalo
Lisbon, Portugal91 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
It was worth the visit. This is a living place of history. I decided to go at the end of the day, the photos say it all
Written October 31, 2018
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Jobemtwin
Chagrin Falls, Ohio99 contributions
May 2017 • Family
One of the things to see in Soajo. Its pretty awesome to be able to touch something so old---and still in use.
Written June 5, 2017
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Ohad A
Haifa, Israel113 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
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 at the same time.
Do not allow yourself to miss it when around!
Written September 10, 2016
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Ana M
Linda-a-Velha, Lisboa, Portugal67 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
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...
Written June 16, 2016
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GATHERS1
Holmfirth, UK28 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
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.
Written May 12, 2016
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