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

Reviewed 6 days ago
PetitTronc
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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Historical wonder

The Espigueiros de Soajo, maize granaries, are unusual. It reflected the agricultural heyday of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Hiker818
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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)!

Thank PetitTronc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Hiker818
Reviewed 2 July 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.

Thank MirrrrM
Reviewed 15 September 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

1  Thank Ray V
Reviewed 27 August 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

Thank bnbass
Reviewed 17 July 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

Thank Hans G
Reviewed 8 July 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

Thank JElliot32
Reviewed 5 June 2017

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

1  Thank Jobemtwin
Reviewed 12 January 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

Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

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...More

1  Thank Ohad A
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