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granerieIn Portugal as in Spain you'll find, in most gardens, small granaries. Granaries are used to store corn or grain; they are built on stilts to protect them from rats and other rodents. HORREOS are mainly built from concrete and timber and look like houses on stilts.


Horreo in Barcelos

The longest Horreo in all Galicia is in Carnota.the largest horreo is in Carnota
The horreo of Carnota was built between 1760-1783. In the beginning the Carnota horreo was going to have only eleven pairs of "feet", but the neighbouring village of Lira, out of rivalry, decided to make one with double the number of feet between 1779-1814. Therefore the villages of Carnota decided to continue the project, in a second phase, to attempt to outdo their rivals.

Horreo at Combarra
In Combarro there is a beautiful view between the Horreos on to the Rio de Arosa.


The fishing village of O'Grove.

Gerda and Lidy at Finisterre.
Cabo de Finisterre
is the most western part of Europe!
After walking to the top there is a fantastic view over the Atlantic Ocean and the Bay of Biscay.

Tower of Hercules

Tower of Hercules is a famous 2nd century lighthouse.

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Saint James and his disciples in the facade of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

view over Baiona
The elegant resort town of Baiona.
A view from the walled fort on which you can take a 3 km round walk.

North Portugal

azulejos on the church
Portugese tiles, known as azulejos, adorn the inside and outside of almost every church and home in Portugal. Not only for decoration but on the homes they are also good insulation.

The beautiful city of Guimarães has old churches and a 10thcentury castle.

the beach at Esphino

The seaside resort of Esphino

tiles at Esphino station.
At the train station of Esphino you can admire the wonderful azulejos (tiles) on the wall. They display the beachside scenery.

Porto The Cais de Ribeira in Porto is a lively part of the City with lots of shops and restaurants. The buildings are build right into the remains of the old city wall. This area has been recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


The city of Porto

Igreja de são Alfonso
The church Igreja de são Alfonso is decorated with beautiful azulejos.

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