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Moinhos dos Castelos

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Hidden : 11/15/2012
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Moinhos dos Castelos

Moinhos dos Castelos

As primeiras referências conhecidas acerca de moinhos de vento em Portugal datam de 1303. São edificações que usam as hélices como elemento de captação e conversão da energia eólica para energia mecânica, possibilitando a moagem de cereais.

Os moinhos de vento tipo mediterrânico são geralmente compostos por uma estrutura cilíndrica construída em pedra, com cúpula cónica de madeira (capelo), e um número variável de velas de pano.

Os Moinhos dos Castelos situam-se no limite poente da freguesia de Estoi, sendo este um dos seus pontos mais elevados (257 m). Hoje em dia em ruínas, estes moinhos encontravam-se ao dispor da população do Fialho, Bordeira, Funchais e Lagos e Relvas.

A cache

A cache apresenta-se num container pequeno, originalmente com logbook, stashnote, lápis, caneta e alguns brindes…


Moinhos dos Castelos (Castles Windmills)

The first references to windmills in Portugal date back to 1303. They use their propellers as a way to attract and transform the wind energy into mechanical energy, in order to grind cereals.

These kind of mediterranean windmills are usually made of a cylindrical structure made of stone with a conical dome made of wood and a variable number of cloth sails.

Moinhos dos Castelos are located on the west side of the parish of Estoi, which is one of its highest places (257 m). These windmills are not more than ruins nowadays. However, they were used by the population of Fialho, Bordeira, Funchais and Lagos e Relvas.


The cache

The cache is a small container, originally with logbook, stashnote, pencil, a pen and some souvenirs…


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