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Here's another photo of the same Espigueiros, where the details are more visible. This nucleus is formed by more than twenty well preserved Espigueiros. We can also see part of the treshing floor where they have been built.
They are situated in Soajo, a village situated in the Peneda-Gêres National Park, in the North, very close to the border with Spain.
Espigueiros are a type of Raccards that are very common in the North of Portugal and Spain. Most part of them are still being used today. They are built in granite and wood - the construction depended a lot on the economic situation of the family and it is the place where the farmers use to place the crops (mainly corn) to keep them safe and far from the rodents. On both sides it usually has narrow openings to let the corn dry. In Portugal we have several well preserved nucleus like this one, in Soajo and a bigger one in Lindoso, a few kms far.
This one has around 24 espigueiros, the oldest one dating from the end of the 18th century. They can be found in the village, on a high granite stone that became the treshing floor .

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