A long, long time ago…

mezio1Before Portugal even existed there were people already living here. Obvious, right? Those people built huge stone monuments, some of which made their way to our day and age more or less intact.

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Today I’m bringing you a couple of examples you can find in the Peneda-Gerês region, particularly in the area called Mezio (near Soajo).

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Not much is known about them, but they’re thought to be approximately 5000 years old. You can find examples of this type of pre-historic monument all over the country, but mostly in the north and in Alentejo (as far as I know).

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Truth be told, they’re not always easy to find, even when they’re mentioned in maps and hiking trails. Sometimes you’ll just have some obscure reference to a dolmen in a particular area and little more information besides that.

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But who doesn’t love exploring around a bit? 😉

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8 thoughts on “A long, long time ago…

  1. Very nice. I love these monuments as well. And they’re usually built in special natural places. There quite a lot in my home area as well (Águeda). Thanks 🙂

  2. O Gerês é lindo. ❤
    Sorrisos,
    Alexandra 🙂

    The Sweetest Life
    http://thesweetest-life.blogspot.com/

  3. Just spent last weekend exploring the stone age monuments around Castelo de Vide. I hadn’t realise there were so many of them.

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