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Cerro dos Negros [Salir - Loulé]

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Hidden : 06/20/2007
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
4 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Cerro dos negros

 

 

A caminhada implica um percurso com uma subida de 150 m.

No livro de Ataíde Oliveira, autor da monografia do concelho de Loulé (1989, 3ª edição – 1905, 1ª edição), podemos encontrar a seguinte descrição deste local:

“Existe ao N. e muito próximo de Salir um alto Serro, a que chamam o Serro dos Negros, quasi perpendicular, nu e escalvado (…).

De onde derivou tal denominação?

Será por este serro, cujo cume se acha quasi sempre envolvido em densa nuvem, pareça imprimir uma feição escura e negra? Será porque em antigos tempos, como parece deduzir-se da tradição, um rico proprietário, empregava o seu serviço em colher lenha daquelle serro escravos negros? Será porque para se lhe chegar ao cume só o trabalho de um negro, frase adotada para se exprimir um grande exforço?”

A verdade é que, devido à subida de 150 metros, deve-se chamar cerro dos negros porque vemo-nos "negros" para lá chegar ao cimo! Mas não desesperem, a vista vale a pena!

Nota: a denominação "Negros" não tem qualquer valor discriminatório ou racista, refere-se apenas a uma referência geográfica ou a uma expressão idiomática.

 



“Cerro” (Mount) of the blacks 

The walk implies a trail with an ascent of 150 m.

In the book of Ataíde Oliveira, author of the monograph of Loulé’s council (1989, 3rd edition - 1905, 1st edition), we can find the following description of this place:

“It exists to the N. and very next to Salir a mount, which is called Mount of the Blacks, almost perpendicular, naked and without trees (…).

From where derived such denomination?

May it be because this mount, whose top if always involved in dense clouds, seems a dark and black face? May it be because in old times, as it seems to deduce itself of the tradition, a rich proprietor, used the services of black slaves in gathering firewood in that mount? May it be because to arrive at the top the effort is like the work of a black slave, adopted phrase to express great effort”

The truth is that, due to ascent of 150 meters, “Cerro” must be called “the blacks” because it’s an intense effort to arrive there at the top of a mountain! But they do not despair, the sight of the valley is worth it!

NOTE: The name of this cache or the reference of “black slaves” has no intention to discriminate anyone. It’s NOT a racist commentary, only an historical and geographic reference

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

CG: Pbegvçn
RAT: Pbex

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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