Ecomuseum de Barroso - Aldeia / Ecomuseum Paredes do Rio

Montalegre
Description
The village Ecomuseum of Paredes do Rio offers a visit to the past, with a route of the craftsmen who, in their homes show their workplaces and knowledge, often already forgotten. This village of Peneda-Gerês National Park (PNPG) has carried out a strategy towards the recovery of community heritage, so that all the buildings dedicated to the storage and processing of agriculture continue to function and be reason of tourist attraction. 

The "ex-libris" is a hydraulic engine, with over two hundred years, that adds the mill functions, dynamo, saw and fulling mill, almost extinct function. This leave the guided tours through the village streets to see and photograph the oven of the people, dozens of threshing pathways and carrier baskets and seven functional mills surrounded within a magnificent setting.

The population have great pleasure in welcoming visitors and providing them with their knowledge. This event is reflected in the annual organization of many community agricultural activities, examples of which are the mowing and the threshing of rye, among many others, in which the community party shows great complicity and determination to preserve an intangible heritage of incalculable value.

Location: Montalegre
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