Peneda-Geres National Park (Portugal) Reviews
Description:National park in Portugal.
Newest Review: ... maize and rye and also as a grazing pasture, with approximately 15,000 people living in the villages and hamlets scattered over the hillsides. Old thatched stables still remain in use as do the very strange looking espigueiros, little granite grain stores on stilts. These are used to dry cereals and maize and look a strange sight but very pretty dotted over the landscape. Vegetation thrives ... more
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by - written on 05/12/11 (Very useful, 49 readings)
The further north you travel in Portugal the greener the landscape becomes. The Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres is a fantastic swathe of mountains situated right in the north eastern corner of the Minho. It is also the wettest area of Portugal so if you enjoy fell walking remember to take a good pair of walking boots and some waterproofs. The four mountain ranges that form the National Park are; the Serra da Peneda, Serra do Soajo, Serra Amarela and the highest of all which peaks up to over 1, 500 metres above seal level is the Serra do Geres.The whole area covers 72,000 hectares and it has been protected as a nature reserve since 1971. This really is a ... Read the complete review
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