Rural Tourism holiday country house in Peneda Gerês
Sistelo is a villa situated in North of Portugal, set in the foothills of the Peneda Geres National Park, on the left side of the river Vez. It´s the ideal place for those who appreciate peace and tranquility, as well as a direct contact with nature; follow branda de sistelo hiking trail. Escape the city monotony. Peace, tranquility and quiet environment; climb up the mountain by winding paths following the footsteps of shepherds and their cattle towards the greatest altitudes.
Sistelo is famous for its 'solcalcos', which arose by the need to increase the agricultural area and to counter the slopes. These structures allowed the development of subsistence agriculture of extremely importance for the survival of rural communities. You can see the 'espigueiros', a kind of granaries were built to dry the big corn crop which was introduced in the s. XVII. The two houses have been recently rebuilt, keeping the original trace, but with the comfort of our days, they are set in the middle of the village near the church.
The village of Sistelo has several HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS to visit, of which we highlight:
- FOOTPATHS that lead to secular Brandas of Sistelo, ideal for lovers of the contact with nature and the mountain;- CASTLE SISTELO (civil architecture residential, eclectic), Fountain (infrastructural architecture, nineteenth century); Parish Church (religious architecture, and nineteenth-century vernacular), bridges (transport and communications architecture, eighteenth century).
- Sistelo is also famous for its 'SOCALCOS', which arose from the need to increase the agricultural area and counteract the slopes. These structures allowed the development of subsistence agriculture is extremely important for the survival of rural communities. You can see the 'Granaries', built in the seventeenth century, in order to dry the corn.-
- GOATHERDING TOURISM- Find the nature and culture of our National Park Peneda-Gerês in a time travel by Sistelo. More information: http://www.quintalogica.com/index.php/en/goatherding-tourism
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Holiday country house
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Our Peaceful holiday villa is set In The Foothills Of The Peneda Geres National Park. Peaceful with view to Mountains And River Vez