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Aldeia do Soajo is located in the southeast part of the municipality of Arcos de Valdevez, already in the middle of the Peneda Gerês National Park. This village and town already has a long human presence, which was consolidated with the elevation of the county seat between 1514 until the administrative reform of the century. XIX. As we walk through the streets of this village, we can notice the construction of typical houses built on well-worked granite slabs.
In the center, we have the Largo do Eiró where the 16th-century building of the old Town Hall is located and right next to the Pelourinho. This Pillory is classified as a National Monument and its curious shape could be a sculptural representation of the old privilege given to the council, that no gentleman stays in the village longer than necessary to cool a hot bread, placed in the air at the end of a spear. The spear would thus be the shaft and the bread the triangular finial.
But it is for the large group of granaries that this village is so well known! The complex is classified as a Building of Public Interest and is located a little further down from the village core. There are 24 entirely stone granaries located on a huge boulder of granite outcrops. They were built during the century. XVIII (the oldest of 1720) and the century. XIX.
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