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Super spot

It was worth the visit. This is a living place of history. I decided to go at the end of the day... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
Lisbon, Portugal
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Cool spot

Really nice little old town to wander through. And the ancient espigueiros somewhat outside the... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
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Arcos de Valdevez, Soajo 4970-660, Portugal
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Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JoaoGoncalo
Reviewed October 15, 2018

Really nice little old town to wander through. And the ancient espigueiros somewhat outside the village are the real reason to stop. Cool to see the way people used to store their corn (and still do)!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank PetitTronc
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

The Espigueiros de Soajo, maize granaries, are unusual. It reflected the agricultural heyday of Soajo. Now, there are few working farms around.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Hiker818
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Absolutely amazing place, not so easy to reach but try. It is worth to be there. Free parking a few meters from the place and picnic area 5 min. by car.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank MirrrrM
Reviewed September 14, 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

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed August 27, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed July 7, 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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JElliot32
Reviewed June 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Jobemtwin
Reviewed January 11, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank simply-peregrinating
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