Traditional Geocache

Historical Villages - Castelo Mendo

A cache by [Walrus] Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 6/16/2005
In Guarda, Portugal
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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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: Castelo Mendo é uma das 10 Aldeias Históricas de Portugal. Situada no concelho de Almeida (outra das 10 Aldeias Históricas), Castelo Mendo ergue-se num cabeço situado a 762 m de altitude, perto do rio Côa e do ribeiro de Candelos. Erguido em finais do séc. XII, o majestoso castelo forma uma cidadela em torno desta magnifica aldeia.

E: Castelo Mendo is one of the 10 portuguese Historical Villages. Situated near Almeida (another portuguese Historical Village), Castelo Mendo rises up in a hill with 762 m height, between Côa river and Candelos riverside. Built in the late XII century, the castle is like a citadel around this beautiful village.

 

Castelo Mendo - Door to the Past

The hunt:

P: Para chegar a Castelo Mendo siga pela A25 em direcção a Vilar Formoso e saia na saída para Almeida. Na primeira rotunda à saída, encontrará logo uma placa que indica a direcção de Castelo Mendo. A partir daqui, bastará seguir as placas. A cache encontra-se perto do castelo. À semelhança das caches espalhadas pelas restantes Aldeias Históricas de Portugal, o grande valor desta cache prende-se com a visita a toda a aldeia, o passeio pelas suas ruas, o convivio com as suas gentes... Faça esta caçada com tempo e disfrute do misticismo que parece pairar no ar desta magnifica aldeia.

E: To arrive to Castelo Mendo use the A25 highway towards Vilar Formoso. Leave on the exit to Almeida. After exiting the highway, in the first roundabout you'll see a sign indicating the direction to Castelo Mendo. Just follow the signs. The cache is hidden near the castle. The value of this cache is the visit to the whole village, so take your time walking trough Castelo Mendo and enjoy the mysticism that seems to be everywhere around.

Cache Content:

P: Stashnote, logbook, lápis, afia, selos alusivos às 10 Adeias Históricas de Portugal (por favor, retire um), travel bug Piggy Bank e as habituais prendinhas para troca. A cache encontra-se dentro de um saco de plástico preto. Para completar a colecção de selos, terá que visitar todas as Aldeias Históricas de Portugal :)

E: Stashnote, logbook, pencil, sharpnener, Portugueses Historical Villages Stamps (please, take one with you) and the usual gifts for exchanging. The cache is inside a black plastic bag. In order to complete the stamps collection, you have to visit all the Portuguese Historicall Villages :)


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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[PT]: Qronvkb qr hzn tenaqr ebpun, rfpbaqvqn cbe qhnf crqenf
[EN]: Haqre n ovt ebpx, uvqqra ol gjb fgbarf

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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