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Casa das Pedras Parideiras

Rua de Santo Antonio | Albergaria da Serra, Arouca 4540-130, Portugal
+351 256 484 093
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Visit to Arouca Geopark

We visited the Arouca geopark as my husband loves geology and I find it fascinating, too. This area... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
1SlandGirl66
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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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Sadly, not any stone on sight

As an geological site, you can see the bedrock and the small holes where the "pedras parideiras... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JesLon
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Valladolid, Spain
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good39%
  • Average15%
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4 Sep 2017
“A must for geology lovers”
1 week ago
“Visit to Arouca Geopark”
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Rua de Santo Antonio | Albergaria da Serra, Arouca 4540-130, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Arouca geopark as my husband loves geology and I find it fascinating, too. This area was part of the jeep tour we took of Serra Da Freita and was unique. The whole area is amazing and beautifully unspoiled, which is rare in...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an geological site, you can see the bedrock and the small holes where the "pedras parideiras" are coming from. Unfortunately, there were none on sight: the site is not very protected and it must have gone through extensive plundering. As for the small visitor...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

This place is in a small village, more than the fenomenon of the pedras parideiras which you don't see anything, it is the entourage and the tipical village from that region which is nice to see. House built of stone and the roofs made of...More

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Reviewed 4 September 2017

Although unique the stones which give birth to other stones, the site is probably more interesting for people who like Geology. For people who don’t have so much interest for these kind of issues is probably a long way to go. Enjoy!

Thank Vitor A
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

These stones are, so it seems, a unique geological feature. The interpretation center shows an excellent 3D movie with a goos explanation. Don't miss it! The zone has great natural beauty.

2  Thank Fernando N
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Reviewed 3 August 2015

Unless you´re really into geological phenonema not at all worth it. Very unimpressive, only a few tiny pock marks on the rocks.

Thank Mariana P
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

This site is superbly laid out with walkways above the bedrock. The Centre opposite, built within an old dwelling, is a star attraction. A superb 3d film, and a real star in the education officer running the centre. Top feature

1  Thank ja5al1n
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Reviewed 1 May 2015

I recommend to all my family and friends who visit Arouca to go to this place. You must go and see with your own eyes- no words are able to describe!

1  Thank Lena N
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Reviewed 3 September 2013

It's a very interesting place to visit, from what I gather the only place of its kind in all of europe. One thing I could say, though, is that it surely needs more surveillance to prevent people from taking home the rocks (pedras parideiras).

1  Thank Psnaporaz
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