Villages

Medieval Paving

Castelo Mendo

Castelo Mendo

There are separate parts. The highly fragmented paving consists of blocks of stone resting directly on the ground, sometimes making use of more or less worn granite outcrops. In the middle of the road there is a rock carved with three crosses and a dated inscription. Roman era - hypothetical construction or organisation of the road to Porto de São Miguel, on the bank of the River Côa, where a settlement from this period has been identified; 13th or 14th century - probable reconstruction or paving of cobblestones considering the history of the town and fortified enclosure; 1728 (?) - date carved on a rock showing the way, but difficult to read.