Piódão is a paradox:
So remote that it is clearly out of all beaten paths, it is a "Must see" - a gem tight to the past, preserved by and to tourism.
After many years planning the visit, and after many hours in "prehistoric" roads, the visited happened. Piódão is a "must see" as I hope I will show in my next tips.
Christmas tree is not a Portuguese tradition - we just copied it from Europe.
The real Portuguese tradition was the construction, at home, with moss, stones, cork and figures in clay, of a Christmas scene called "Presépio".
Well, "presépio" is the word that comes to Portuguese minds whenever we have the first sight of Piódão.
Wonderful view, wonderful scenery, reality overcoming imagination.
Diversity, is the word to summarize the best that Portugal may offer to tourists.
The contrast between traditional architecture in this remote village and common use not far from it is awesome.
Walls, roofs, streets everything displays the imagination used by men for centuries to adapt and to adopt the available resources.
What a scene!