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Cache Valinhas (Sto Tirso)

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Hidden : 9/25/2005
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Geocache Description:

Placed at Monte Córdova, near the Leça River, in a very quiet forest, with some water falls in the rainy season.

Esta Cache situa-se na freguesia de Monte Córdova, onde poderá encontrar entre outros locais aprazíveis, o Carvalhal da Senhora das Valinhas, um magnífico espaço de lazer com local de merendas e de grande interesse paisagístico e cultural onde se pode observar:

- O antigo carvalhal, com grande interesse botânico, classificado de interesse público.

- Os moinhos de água (Azenhas de Valinhas), de interesse histórico e cultural, construídos com vista a aproveitar a energia da água para a moagem de cereais, para a serração e também para o apisoamento de tecidos, foram estabelecendo-se ao longo dos vários afluentes do Rio Leça. As Azenhas de Valinhas possuem um grande valor para a compreensão das pequenas actividades económicas de subsistência, sendo possível observar a ligação estabelecida entre estas estruturas económicas e a natureza que as rodeia.

- A Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Valinhas, no interior da capela pode-se admirar a imagem de Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia em madeira dourada e ainda a sala de oração com cobertura de madeira. Esta pequena capela que foi recentemente recuperada, remonta pelo menos ao séc XVIII, tendo no início do séc XIX o grande escritor Alberto Pimentel descrito a famosa romaria. Que todos os anos, a 8 de Setembro, se realiza neste lugar.

- As Quedas de Fervença, onde se encontra colocada esta cache, podem ser observadas no interior da floresta, estas quedas de água apresentam um magnífico espectáculo da Natureza, correndo o rio Leça célere e ainda limpo neste local. Dentro da cache poderá encontrar informações sobre outros pontos de interesse no concelho de Sto Tirso. Se quiser descer um pouco mais ao longo do rio existe um trilho marcado que lhe irá proporcionar alguns momentos agradáveis.


This cache will take to one of the many pleasant places the Monte Córdova area has to offer. Concretely, a place called “Carvalhal da Senhora das Valinhas”, a magnificent leisure space well-equipped and rich in sightseeing and cultural details. Here’s a brief explanation about some:

- An old oak field, considered a public interest space and a very important botanical resource.

- The Valinhas water mills (Azenhas de Valinhas), mechanisms of high historic and cultural interest and built to use the water flow for grinding grain into flour and lumber production as well as for fulling (a finishing process on cloth). There were a few of these built along the Leça river, and nowadays they pay an very important role understanding how these small activities related in the past to the economy, the people and the nature that surrounds them.

- The Nossa Senhora das Valinhas church, built in the 18th century and featuring an altar with a Our Lady of Misericordy (Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia) image made out of golden coated wood and a praying room with a wooden cover. The chapel has been restored recently and it’s mostly known for being described by author Alberto Pimentel in the 19th century, along with the festivities which still repeat every year, on September the 8th.

- The Fervença Waterfalls, where the cache is hidden. Right in the middle of the woods, an untouched nature show sure worth taking a look at. There’s no other place one can see the Leça river as wild and clear as it is right here.

Inside the cache you’ll also be able to see documentation about other points of interest in the Santo Tirso area.

If you wish to be in touch with nature and see a little more, you’ll enjoy walking for a while following the river along a well-marked path, downstream.
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Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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