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Penha Garcia, Penha Garcia

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  • Penha García is a small village about 20 km from the border. Since Coria, the largest nearby population in Spain, it takes half an hour long drive. The village itself is in 10 minutes, in a pleasant walk. Its castle, a Patton tank and some old houses are the most emblematic things to visit. Truly special is the path through the icnologico Park. It's a simple route, about 3 km, marked with fossils, beautiful views and a few old mills, that are really worth.
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  • Registration only the beautiful pedestrian path the fossils route has a step that crosses the beach fo caught, closed to dogs while alternate route.
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  • Attracted by fossils, was lodged in Penha Garcia without knowing much of site. It is very accessible by car, unlike your neighbor Monsanto, and less rugged that some nearby locations. The small streets and stone houses maintain the spirit of the Ridge but don't think that modernity does not got there-most of the old houses are renewed in order to resist better to harsh winters and hot summers. Of course, the ex-libris of the village is the path of the trace fossils and Mills, pedestrian path that can catch a glimpse up here yet, next to the main church of the village (very busy at times of mass) or the small walled enclosure/Castle. The route is circular and can get more to the sides of the dam or the far side, which is what my advice or run the risk of not getting to view the fossils, are not marked and without carefully go unnoticed. It's a not very difficult but if you have difficulties of locomotion or even if you are on low physical fitness can be costly. Advisable to take suitable footwear hiking and want to go exploring the various points of the course, which are marked by red and yellow markings of the walking routes. Very good down to the mills, reach the edge of the River, having attention to certain locations that may be more flooded on the banks if it has rained earlier. Beautiful fossils, ideal if you catch a shallow angle to the order to view properly, there are a little after the baths and again at the top but I think you missed me too see some precisely because they are not flagged-some are very small and Rails is not easy to identify. Curious will observe later see them in situ to the stones removed to make own route also contain fossils, so if you look at the floor also can find. Moreover, even in the construction of houses and on the sidewalk of the village, even in Penha Garcia. It's a great place to rest and breathe pure air, is close to Monsanto, Idanha-a-Velha, Monfortinho, couldn't identify typical commercial spaces for supply of goods (there is only one Mini Market in the village), which is a blessing but advise that if you take some basic food items. I couldn't find a bakery of open land to buy the famous bread of Penha Garcia (the community oven manufactures but bread dough is not hot), and eventually, I can prove it in the restaurant the boar and buy one on Monsanto-when it's fresh it's wonderful.
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