Lindoso

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Lindoso is a small village located in the North of Portugal, in the Minho region, situated in the border with Spain, in between the mountain range areas of Amarela Mountain and Cabril Mountain, on the left River bank of the river Lima.

Lindoso has 1300 inhabitants that are mostly dedicated to agriculture and shepherding, in this lovely mountain area, reaching up to 1365,5 meters high in the Louriça peak.

The village is composed by typical old granite houses, some ancient agricultural buildings with straw’s ceiling. Lindoso was, since the beginning of the Portuguese nationality, an important defensive point, as it is attested by its Castle, nowadays transformed into an interesting museum space.
Other important monument in Lindoso is its “Largo dos Espigueiros”, a square with several Espigueiros (a typical granite granary, raised from the ground by pillars ending in flat stones, to avoid the access of rodents, with grooves in the walls for ventilation purposes), situated in between the castle and the granite pillory, yet many other Espigueiros can be found in the region.

The Alto do Lindoso and Touvedo Dam provide, further from the hydro-electric advantage, astonishing landscapes and great conditions for several nautical sports and activities.

Nearby Lindoso and not to be missed is the small village of Cidadelhe, where once existed and ancient settlement, in a hill fort, presenting astonishing panoramas.

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