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Today I show you another view from a beautiful place I showed you before - Gerês .

I don’t remember exactly the place where I took this one, but it is on that area. I remember I was coming back home and stopped on the road to take this picture, because the scenery was quite amazing!

“Peneda-Gerês ... covers an area of 72,000 hectares and has an extraordinary diversity of climate, environments and scenery, comprising the transition zone between the Mediterranean and Euro-Siberian regions.

Because of this, flora and fauna are found that are rare or non existent in other parts of the country.

Human occupation dates back 7,000 years and Megalithic, Celtic and Roman monuments are found frequently.

Memory and inheritance from these times are the vestiges of community life, almost extinct today but still present in certain isolated points where they have still survived the modern manifestations of human intervention.

The vast heritage still to be found makes Peneda-Gerês an essential visiting point for anyone who wishes to discover the Parks of Portugal.

Two mountain plains - Castro Laboreiro (to the North) and Mourela (to the East) - form the boundaries of the granite semi--circle that makes up this Park. Between the two are the mountains of Peneda (1373 m), Soajo (1217 m), Amarela (1092 m) and Gerês (1545 m), the highest and most extensive.

Thanks to the heavy rainfall, there is a very dense hydrographic network, with the most important rivers; being the Peneda and Castro Laboreiro, Lima, Homem, Gerês, Fafião, Cabril and Cávado. Six dams have also been built in the area of the Park...

(Text from http://www.manorhouses.com/parks/peneda.html)

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