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[#1] A Ponte

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Hidden : 7/6/2012
In Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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[#1] A Ponte

São Pedro da Torre já foi, em tempos, uma vila, durante os séculos XII e XIII. É uma das povoações mais antigas e históricas do país, por onde passava a estrada real e onde terminava a via marítima romana, que partía de Braga em direção a Vigo (Espanha). Os romanos deixaram duas pontes em S. Pedro da Torre (uma das quais, onde está a cache ;D), como património edificado deste mesmo trajeto.
Outros pontos de interesse a visitar são a igreja paroquial de S. Pedro da Torre e a fonte de água hipossalina, usada pelos romanos e que ainda hoje se mantém em funcionamento.
O brasão de armas desta freguesia é um escudo verde, com uma faixa de 5 listas ondeadas de azul e prateado, com duas chaves, uma dourada, outra prateada, imediatamente acima e, abaixo, um cacho de uvas douradas folhado a prata. Por último, um listel branco identifica 'S. PEDRO DA TORRE', a letras negras.
Por último, convém destacar que coloquei a cache neste magnífico património imóvel, que ainda mantém o pavimento original da sua reconstrução, no decorrer dos séculos XIII e XIV, de modo a mostrar a visitantes de todo o mundo a magnífica freguesia de S. Pedro da Torre.
Espero que gostem!

S. Pedro da Torre once was a town, during the XII and XIII centuries. It's one of the most ancient and historic townships of the country, being part of the royalty road and where the roman nautical road ended, wich started in Braga, to Vigo (Spain). The romans left two bridges (one of wich is the location of the cache ;D), as a material patrimony of this route.
Two interesting places to visit in this location are s. pedro da torre's church and a salt restricted water fountain, used by the romans and still in use today.
The coat of arms of this parish is a green shield, with an 5 waved blue and silver strips band, two keys, one golden and one argent, above the band, and, under it, one bunch of golden grapes with silver leafs. Last, one white band indentifies 'S. PEDRO DA TORRE' in black letters.
Finally, i would like to say that the motive for me to put the cache in this magnificent patrimony, that still maintains its pavement, from the last time it was rebuilt, during the XII and XIV centuries, is to show to travelers from all around the world the beautiful township of S. Pedro da Torre.
I hope you enjoy it!


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