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Barroca

Local Village · Aldeias do Xisto · 386 m
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Resource Centre

Barroca still has a rural air to it, defined by its agricultural cycles, and it is here that you'll find the Schist Villages' Network headquarters and Shop.

 The oldest part of Barroca stretches up a small hill, flanked by two deeply gouged water courses, forming a cluster perpendicular to the course of the Zêzere, which it adjoins. The Casa Grande, an ancient manor house dating back to the 18th century and currently functioning as the Schist Villages Resource Centre, welcomes us and then launches us onto our path of discovery.

Barroca still has a rural air to it, defined by its agricultural cycles. It is surrounded by a pine forest and by the pyramid-like tip heaps from the Cabeço do Pião Lavaria, which once belonged to the Panasqueira Mines.

Down the path that leads alongside the Zêzere, you'll find old watermills that used to run on the river's force. The sheet of water and the landscape call for a brief pause, before crossing a footbridge to the other bank, where you will discover rock paintings our ancestors made thousands of years ago. The Casa Grande also has an Interpretation Centre about this heritage, and it challenges us to follow the Pinhal Interior Rock Art Route.

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Update: July 23, 2021

Getting there

 Na A1 > Saída 7 (A23 – Torres Novas/Abrantes). Seguir pela A23 até à saída 28 (Fundão-Sul). No Fundão, tomar a N238 e seguir 27km até chegar à Barroca.

Coordinates

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40.108900, -7.717130
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40°06'32.0"N 7°43'01.7"W
UTM
29T 609332 4440632
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