Fraga do Puio (Portugal)

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This is a perfect place to relax, surrounded by an endless sky, rare birds and a breathtaking landscape.

Fraga do Puio, in the extreme northeast part of Portugal, near the village of Picote (municipality of Miranda do Douro), is a prominent and exposed natural rock platform with vertical cliffs, dominating the Douro river canyon (http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/locations/2009/01/05/douro-river).

In Mirandese, it is called “Peinha de l Puio”. Mirandese is a language sparsely spoken in that small area of northeastern Portugal. The Portuguese Parliament granted it co-official recognition (along with Portuguese language) for local matters in 1998.

Fraga do Puio provides an astonishing and beautiful view over the river, as well as the perfect place to relax.

Frequently, you can see several rare birds that live in this region, like certain kinds of eagles, storks and vultures.

There is also a rock-carved panel at one of the most prominent corners of the platform, which depicts an archer in launch position with a figure representing the sun in the background.

So overall its a pretty awesome spot, and I can’t wait to go there again!

written by paper_doll on 2009-02-23 in #world #locations #douro #portugal #miranda #fraga #puio #lca-rl

10 Comments

  1. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    Really looks like a nice place for some "chillin" - shot 11 says it all....

  2. kuasimudo
    kuasimudo ·

    great review! sim, o Nordeste Transmontano é fantástico!!

  3. stouf
    stouf ·

    Hooo it's beautiful !!!

  4. bravopires
    bravopires ·

    Boa location. paper_doll!

  5. zulupt
    zulupt ·

    Boa!!!
    Great Location :) Congrats!!!

  6. babo
    babo ·

    Boas... Lindas fotos, sim senhor!

  7. tmmluis
    tmmluis ·

    Me love 5.
    =)

  8. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    I love that one too. thanks everyone!

  9. afd_lsi
    afd_lsi ·

    Great Review! Portugal has a nicel landscape, you're photos are showing that!

  10. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    :)

  11. janidays
    janidays ·

    adoro a 4 :)

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