Granaries of Soajo

Granaries of Soajo

Espigueiros de Soajo

On the outskirts of the urbanized area, on a high point dominated by a large natural granite outcrop, a common threshing floor appears, in the tradition of local communal living, flanked by 24 granaries of the Galician-Minhoto type, characteristic by the low, elongated body and stone construction, forming a group classified as “Property of Public Interest” since 1983. The canastros built in wicker, primitive elements of these structures, disappeared completely. Some have an evident sacralization, obvious in the top crosses on pedestals, for divine protection of their contents, essential for the survival of the local community. The chronology of these architectural elements can be integrated into the 18th and 19th centuries.



Soajo granaries.


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Espigueiros de Soajo

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Access from the village of Soajo, with conditioned parking right next to it, and also with the presence of the statue in honor of the Dog called “Sabujo”.



ALMEIDA, Carlos Alberto Ferreira de, Alto Minho, Lisboa 1987; DIAS, Jorge, OLIVEIRA, Ernesto Veiga, e GALHANO, Fernando, Os Espigueiros Portugueses, Porto, 1963; s.a., Breve Inventário Artístico do Concelho de Arcos de Valdevez, Biblioteca Municipal de Arcos de Valdevez, s.d.;

Conjunto de todos os espigueiros de Soajo. Patrimonio cultural. Dispoñible en: <http://www.patrimoniocultural.gov.pt/pt/patrimonio/patrimonio-imovel/pesquisa-do-patrimonio/classificado-ou-em-vias-de-classificacao/geral/view/74703/>

Conjunto dos espigueiros do Soajo. SIPA. Dispoñible en: http://www.monumentos.gov.pt/Site/APP_PagesUser/SIPA.aspx?id=6169

Páxina web da Reserva da  Biosfera Transfronteiriza Gerês-Xurés (RBTGX): https://www.reservabiosferageresxures.eu/gl


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