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Historical Villages - Linhares

A cache by [Walrus] Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/14/2005
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:


A project:

P: Esta cache faz parte de um conjunto de 10 que cobre as Aldeias Históricas de Portugal. Aqui está uma tabela de links para as caches:

E: This cache is part of a set of 10 covering  Portuguese Historical Villages. Here's the table of link to the caches:

 

Portuguese Historical Villages
Village Cache Author
Almeida GCTC0T Amoreira
Castelo Mendo GCPAZT [Walrus]
Castelo Novo GCGGC1 MAntunes
Castelo Rodrigo GCPKZM MAntunes
Idanha a Velha GCNQZZ PauloJFMartins
Linhares GCPA9C [Walrus]
Marialva GCPKZJ MAntunes
Monsanto GCNQZY PauloJFMartins
Piódão GCKH23 [Walrus]
Sortelha GCPKYN Amoreira

 

Introduction:

P: Situada na face noroeste da Serra da Estrela, Linhares é uma das 10 Aldeias Históricas de Portugal. Com um passado rico em termos históricos, a aldeia de Linhares foi, pela sua situação geográfica priveligiada, um importante bastião militar nos tempos da definição das fronteiras do Reino de Portugal. É, de facto, uma aldeia de rara beleza com muitas lendas e histórias para contar.

E: Situated in the northwest side of "Serra da Estrela", Linhares is one of the 10 Historical Villages of Portugal. With a rich historical past, the village of Linhares was, for its priveliged geographic situation, an important military bastion in the times of the definition of the borders of the Kingdom of Portugal. It is, indeed, a village of rare beauty and with many legends and stories to tell.

 

Linhares - The Castle

The hunt:



P: Para chegar a Linhares, utilize a N17. Na povoção de Carrapichana encontrará placas que indicarão a direcção de Linhares. A cache encontra-se perto do Castelo de Linhares. Para melhor disfrutar desta cache, sugiro que estacione o carro no inicio da aldeia e percorra a mesma a pé. Aproveite para conhecer toda a aldeia (as casas, as ruas, as gentes...), para respirar o ar puro da Serra da Estrela e para conhecer os vários monumentos da aldeia antes de rumar ao majestoso Castelo, de onde pode disfrutar uma vista magnífica. Sinta a aura magnífica que rodeia toda a aldeia e imagine como seria agitada aqui a vida no tempo de D. Afonso Henriques, em contrapartida com a actual pacatez. A cache encontra-se perto do castelo, mas fora do mesmo. O horário do castelo é das 10:00 às 13:00 e das 14:30 às 18:30. A entrada é gratuita. Apenas terá que pagar para entrar na torre (€ 0.50). As coordenadas fornecidas não são o local exacto da cache. No local, perceberá logo qual é ;)

E: To arrive to Linhares, use the N17 road. In Carrapichana, you will see plates that indicate the direction of Linhares. The cache is located close to the Castle of Linhares. To take the most out of this hunt, I suggest that you park as soon as you get to Linhares and take a hike trough the village and its beautiful monuments, while breathing the fresh air of "Serra da Estrela". The cache is close to the castle, but outside of it. The castle's schedule is from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:30 to the 18:30. The entrance is free. You only have to pay € 0.50 to visit the tower. The coordinates do not point to the exact spot of the cache, but as soon as you get there, you will realize where the cache is :)

Cache Content:

P: Stashnote, logbook, lápis, afia, selos alusivos às 10 Adeias Históricas de Portugal (por favor, retire um) e as habituais prendinhas para troca.

E: Stashnote, logbook, pencil, sharpener, Portuguese Historical Villages Stamps (please, take one with you) and the usual gifts for exchanging.


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PT]: An "tehgn" sbeznqn crynf ebpunf whagb à zhenyun qb pnfgryb
[EN]: Va gur "pnir" znqr ol gur ebpxf arne gur pnfgyr

Decryption Key

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

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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