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Aldeia Historica do Piodao

Arganil 3300-000, Portugal
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Beautiful Schist Village - on the tourist trail

I rode my motorcycle down from Porto to visit Foz d'Egua and Piódão. It's a 2.5 to 3 hour journey... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig M
,
Bermuda
Traditional village

This is one of the most popular traditional villages in the region. the weather is often cloudy or... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Ana L
,
Boliden, Sweden
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“the river” (2 reviews)
“schist” (4 reviews)
“stone” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Arganil 3300-000, Portugal
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I rode my motorcycle down from Porto to visit Foz d'Egua and Piódão. It's a 2.5 to 3 hour journey (206km) each way. After a visit to Foz D'Egua, I arrived at Piódão. I’ve visited some sleepy mountain villages in Portugal but this isn’t one...More

Thank Craig M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of the most popular traditional villages in the region. the weather is often cloudy or foggy, but still worth to go. There is plenty of places to eat or sleep in the village. Wander in between the small alleys and get yourself...More

Thank Ana L
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

This is one of the most famous historic villages in Portugal. Very well preserved and with a magic athmosphere. The road to get there is full of curves but in fair to good conditions. You can see the landscape as you drive through (unfortunately it...More

Thank 523paulot
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Small historic town in the mountain. To get there is not easy, the road is not the best. The town is perfect with the houses all with the same type. You can have a meal there, also there is a hotel (but i did not...More

Thank joanamr
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

A gem in the middle of the mountain. This place is very beautiful. It worth the visit. Very difficult to park when it’s busy. Worth to lose in the narrow streets.

Thank Ana B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

Piodão is a protected village classified as an historical village in Portugal. It's located in the Coimbra district, and in the Arganil municipality, in the middle of the Açor mountain. To me one of the most beautiful villages of Portugal!! The best way to arrive...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

This was my first xisto village and so was very special to see the beauty of the place. However it was very tiny and had lots of tourists and you began to feel a bit claustrophobic. Prices were a bit high too - but I...More

1  Thank rhysw552016
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Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We took a day trip and explored the area around Arganil and this was a great place to have lunch and take in the unique sights. Beautiful fresh water swimming pool in town and plenty of photo opportunities. The drive to Piodao was spectacular as...More

Thank PatrickHildreth
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We visited this location with our two kids (4 and 6) and they loved the experience. We explored the village and surroundings with the amazing small schist houses. It was an adventure for them. Finally, we tried to go for a swim on the river...More

Thank Amethist
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

It is worth a visit, in the middle of the mpountains, this little typical village is such a wonderful place to go, don't miss it!

Thank teresavs
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