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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Visit the beach Valeiro Boat - Sarzedo

The beach of river "Valeiro the boat" is located in the Town of Sarzedo on the right bank of the River Alva.
The landscape level are evidenced their reservoirs with particular focus on the next to the bridge, which by its natural characteristics allows the location of the river beach.
The surrounding area is lined by cottonwoods, willows, alders and oaks. Near the beach there is a campsite.

Visit the Bridge Sarzedo

The Bridge Sarzedo located on the River Alva.

Visit the Church of Sarzedo

The Church is the patron Saint Sarzedo John the Baptist. This church is a building of granite santa Oval and of red sandstone. Its construction dates from the latter half of the eighteenth century.
The facade, gable mistilínio track, shows the tower on the right.Cyma curved door and stopped, with choir window frame cut.

Visit the Fountain Square of the village square - Sarzedo

Visit the Bridge Mucela - Saint Martin Cork

Mucela The Bridge, located in the Parish of St. Martin of Cork, is an outstanding example of Gothic civil architecture. It was built in 1298 to replace a Roman. It has four arches, two on the big river with strong and prominent Talhami starling and two decreasing in size to the side of the village.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Visit the Church of St. Martin in Cork

The Church of St. Martin in Cork is a large building, built in sandstone region. Plain façade with high rectangular port, whose cock is the coat of records Wedges, overpowered the choir window and a niche pilasters with sculpture. The side doors are the same path. The tower sits in the middle of the body, oblong, with a narrow faces and ventana in the other two.
The interior displays two chapels open on the flanks of the nave.Dome cover is simple brick. Brick is also the vault of the chancel.The arches of these chapels are carved and cruise the stripe and is the right foot (only the front side) posts bias.
The pulpit, carved with stripes, is based on two consoles, and the time of construction. The main altarpiece, gilded wood, with four columns connected by arches, twisted and tendrils, is the end of the century. XVII. The two side chapels, and all of the same track, made in the second half of the century. XVIII, have two columns, suns and angels acroteriais.

Visit the Chapel of Santo Amaro - Sao Martinho Cork

The Chapel of Santo Amaro, located in the Parish of St. Martin in Cork, was rebuilt in the Year 1880
It features a carved altarpiece remains of the century. XVII-XVIII and the images of Santo Amaro, type XVIII century, which replaced another stolen by the French, and the Lady of the Conception of stone of the century. XVI.

Visit the Pelourinho Pombeiro da Beira

The Pillory Pombeiro da Beira is a rare example of so-called landlord pillories of nobility.
The number of shot, a truncated cone with the arms of the lords of Pombeiro, whose original has been fixed in the crown of the gable of the chapel of Sto. Anthony, was copied and sculpted by Luis Carlos Cordeiro de Oliveira.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Visit the Church of Pombeiro da Beira

The Church of Pombeiro da Beira was built in the same place where there was an ancient, having been inaugurated on December 25, 1622.
With a simple architecture, the interior is large with a "three-columned aisles" with five arches, per band, slightly elevated, from the first arch, the sides of the main door, leaning on the wall where the latter forms the cruise and all at the center, supported on four columns, which were also made in red stone. These aspects, as well as the magnificent high altar of the well attest to the greatness of yore Pombeiro.

Visit the Queen's Chapel St - Pombeiro da Beira

The Queen's Chapel St., located in the Town of Pombeiro da Beira features an octagonal shape dates from the century. XVII and was erected by the Canon Thomé Nunes in 1663.

Visit Dam Pillowcases - Pombeiro da Beira

Dam of Pillowcases, located on the border between the Town of Pombeiro da Beira and Vila Cova de Alva has a reservoir that presents many opportunities for nature lovers.
In its waters of the River Alva abound barbel, black bass and the bogus.

Visit the Clock Tower - Orchards

Monday, October 18, 2010

Visit the River Beach Orchards

The Orchards River Beach is located near the bridge that crosses the Ribeira de Moura.
It has a privileged landscape near the bridge where the stream bed has a dam built there, and that allows for increased flow and thus allows bathing activity.
Tree species are restricted to existing Tileiras in small recreational area and Walnut near the waterline (Ribeira Orchards)

Visit the Bridge of Foz de Moura - Orchards

The Bridge of Foz de Moura was built in 1927.

Visit the Bridge Orchards

The Orchards is a bridge construction consists of three stone arches and stands on the River Alva

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Visit the Church of Orchards

Church of The Orchards has a staff of three naves divided longitudinally by three arches built on pillars of granite.
The High Altar is rich in carvings and is illuminated by stained-glass side windows.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Visit the Fountain of Orchards

Visit the River Beach Piódão

The Piódão River Beach is located in the Village Piódão, hidden in the Serra of Goshen, for their wonderful and unique urban composition.
In river Piódão built a dam that created a river area that is fit for the practice of bathing activity.
Its shores and surrounding area, are very wooded, allowing recreational areas.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Visit the River Beach Foz D'Mare

Praia Fluvial de Foz D'Mare is located in the Town of Piódão along the bridges at the junction of the Ribeiras Piódão and Chãs D'Mare, meet and your route is waged by a dam, creating a pond and contributing to a paradise in the middle of summer
The site has a natural beauty that the framework of the two existing bridges, the proximity of two mills in shale, a mill and the stone blocks carved by the flow of streams, allows the use of tourism.
The beach area is quite regular, it follows the lead of the streams.

Visit the Bridges of Foz d'Mare - Piódão

The several rustic bridges and suspension bridge in the village of Foz d'Mare, surrounded by schist houses shape the countryside in a lovely image that is worth visiting.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Visit the Museum Piódão

The Piódão Museum presents an exhibition consisting of many items donated by residents, serves as a showcase of the collective memory of the parish of Piódão.
The collection includes the aerodynamic first brought electric light to the village.

Visit the Water Mill Farm of kicks - Piódão

Visit the Church of St. John the Baptist - Piódão

The Church of St. John the Baptist, is located in the village of Mare d'Chãs Parish of Piódão.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Visit the Port of Cascade Up - Piódão

Visit the Chapel of St. Dominic - Piódão

The Chapel of Santo Domingo, located in the village of Sobral Magro, Town of Piódão, has a tower with similarities to the Church of Piódão.

Visit the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição - Piódão

The Church of Our Lady of Conception, located in the main square of the Town of Piódão, is the element that stands out most of the gray village that is now painted blue and white.

Built in the seventeenth century, the facade of the church was rebuilt in the nineteenth century neoclassical style.

This is a building of great architectural value, with frontage consists of four thin cylindrical towers topped cones and square bell tower plant in the middle of the south facade. There is a temple sculpture in limestone of Our Lady of Conception, dated the Second Half of Five Hundred.

It is said that one day the people gathered all the available gold and sent an old pastor ask the Bishop of Coimbra permission to build the church.

In view of such expensive request, the bishop was preparing to deny the request, when the old minister, opening his cap mountain, showed him the gleaming gold coins needed for such an undertaking.

Visit the Village Typical Chãs d'Mare - Piódão

The typical village of Mare d'Chãs, belongs to the Town of Piódão and is marked by typical houses Shale.
Chãs d'Mare is located in Vale da Ribeira d'Chãs Mare, downstream of Cabeço Gondufe and Ports d'Mare. There are indications that this is the oldest settlement in the parish, or in reports from generation to generation either by the existing rock art. Its foundation dates back to 700 to 1000 years BC
According to popular tradition, the origin of the name Mare d'Chãs due to the fact that, when the Roman settlement being created in Chãs, local water-rich and associated with mineral exploration, mares destined to be linked in sports cars and combat.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Visit the village of Shale Piódão

The village of Shale Piódão, situated on a hillside of Serra Goshawk which gives an image of a true post.
The dwellings are traditional slate walls, the ceiling is covered with slabs and wooden doors and windows painted blue. The aspect that gives the artificial light at night, combined arrangement of the houses meant that it received the name "Bethlehem Village".
The architectural form of a settlement of historic villages and protected in the 1980 receives the cock silver medal awarded to "the most typical village in Portugal."
The village of Piódão was classified as a Public Interest.

Visit the Community Tank Valado - Moura da Serra

Visit the Community Tank Casarias - Moura da Serra

Visit the Pool of Sorgaçosa - Moura da Serra

Visit Source Piao - Moura da Serra

Visit Source Casarias - Moura da Serra

Visit the Fountain of Valado - Moura da Serra

Visit the Chapel of Valado - Moura da Serra

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Visit the Chapel of Sorgaçosa - Moura da Serra

Visiting Souls Valado - Moura da Serra

Visit the Monastery of Folques

The Folques Monastery, located in the Town of Folques, is of medieval origin and is situated in a valley near the riverside of Folques, whose elements are the oldest bell tower and the cloisters, the fifteenth century, built in XVII century building.
The monastery has Baroque elements, a second cloister and wooden altars in the church. Dating from the eighteenth century, this church is dedicated to St. Peter and has in its interior altarpieces (main and side) of wood carved in the late seventeenth century, limestone sculptures of the fifteenth century representing various saints, wooden sculptures of the eighteenth century on behalf São Teotónio and a holy water font, Manueline.Classification of Property of Public Interest includes the filling and artistic adjacent fifth.
It is currently deployed in a local vocational training school, which enjoys the rich surrounding landscape of the region.

Visit the Chapel of St. Peter - Folques

The Chapel of St. Peter, located in the Town of Folques, is an eighteenth century building. Initially, this chapel belonged to the monastery of Folques.

Visit the River Beach Coja

The Coja River Beach is one of the natural beauty of this village has been designated as "princess of Alva." It is a place of passage for those wishing to experience the beauty that the mountain area is closed.
It is a river area that is fit for the practice of bathing activity. It consists of a dam that created at the bottom, a "mirror pool", and whose banks are composed of a sand that allows bathers to stay near the water. The upper part is formed by a sheet of water, which allows, besides the bathing activity, some recreational activities like canoeing, pedal boats and fishing.
The margins, and surrounding the river beach is refreshingly by poplar and alder trees.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Visit the Roman Bridge - Coja

The Roman Bridge, located in the Town of Coja, on the Alva River, has three arches.

Visit Pillory of Coja

The Pillory Coja was rebuilt with parts recovered from ancient pillory. It Manueline octagonal shaft and capital of cone-shaped leaves.

Visit the Mill River Beach Alva - Coja

Praia Fluvial de Alva Mill, located in the Town of Coja, and washed by the waters of the River Alva, has good conditions for the practice of bathing activity. It consists of a dam with a water surface, and whose banks are composed of a sand that allows bathers to stay near the water.

Visit the Church of Coja

The Church of Coja has as its patron St. Miguel. In 1758 he began work to repair that lasted almost 70 years. In the year 1841 were sent to the front door, cross the two doors and the door of the choir. Only in 1881 was completed the construction of the main chapel.
The facade of the building features eighteenth century lines, with the front line of bases and elegantly trimmed. The main door is flanked by two composite basin with a balcony extending to the three slit windows of the choir, which have eaves on curved paths. It has a niche in the shape of a miniature church that dominates the central window, signing up in the gable. The tower on the right, shoot, in masonry, and bulbar form of the same general type.
The casting of a big bell, a small grid and the front of the church, were completed in 1887.
Inside the temple, are works of religious art of great value and taste of eighteenth-century altarpieces, though executed in the century. XIX.

Visit Source Coja

Visit the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Ribeira - Coja

The Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Ribeira, located in the Town of Coja, by Ribeira da Mata have been originally built in the sixteenth century but was redeveloped in the nineteenth century, however the door and window are from the eighteenth century. Altarpiece of gilded wood and polished chrome, the late eighteenth century, the ornate shells, four columns. In the central niche, a limestone sculpture of the virgin with child, the sixteenth century.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Visit the Chapel of the Sepulchre of the Lord - Coja

The Chapel of the Lord's Sepulchre, located in the Town of Coja, have been built between the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, it was later removed from a low point, having been rebuilt in the last quarter century. XIX.

Visit the Chapel of St. Anthony - Coja

The Chapel of St. Anthony, located in the Town of Coja, was built in the eighteenth century. It features images of the saint who gives the name of a holy bishop and martyr of a Santa.

Visit the Alminhas of Coja