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BH02 A View To The South [Vila Franca de Xira] Traditional Geocache

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Bargao_Henriques: Esta cache foi arquivada e substituída pela [url=]BH45 A View To The South II[/url].

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Hidden : 04/14/2004
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Size: Size:   regular (regular)

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Geocache Description:

The place

City oficial web page (Portuguese)

Vila Franca de Xira, a 800 years old town, home of “campinos” and fishermen, is located in the right side of the Tejo river, making the separation between the “lezírias” plains, bulls and great agricultural lands, through the South of Tejo, and the grandiosity of mounts, windmills and the Lines of Torres Vedras fortifications, through the North.




City Pillory (Portuguese)Monte Gordo it's an imponent mount raised over the city, more than 200 meters above the river level. This is an excellent site to observe Vila Franca, the river and the extensive plains from Ribatejo, the Arrábida Mountain, Lisbon and the nearby hills, Montejunto and Candeeiros Mountains.


After the visit to Monte Gordo, I recommend a walk through the city, where you'll be able to visit some interesting places like the Afonso Albuquerque's Square and its 19 th century buildings, like the City council, and also a 16 th century Pillory; the Misericórdia and Matriz Churches; the Municipal Market, the Train Station; the Palha Blanco's Bullfight Arena and, in the marginal zone, the old wharf, marina and the very pleasant Constantino Palha's garden.

The Hunt:

Vila Franca de Xira Map When you arrive at the top of Monte Gordo don't think immediately of (in) the cache…

First of all enjoy the great view with the binoculars I hope you brought. If the weather helps and if you take a good look, you'll see clearly the details of the river and lezírias to the Southeast, Arrábida and Lisbon to the South, and Montejunto as well as Candeeiros to the North.

Enjoy the view and then, finally, search for the cache!

Good luck!

Don't forget!!! “Cache In, Trash Out”

We hope you've enjoyed the place and the cache hunt,
(PH, Beli, Tomás & Rodrigo Bargão Henriques)



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