Soajo, Arcos de Valdevez

Soajo is one of the most typical and picturesque villages in the region. It was a town and municipality between 1514 and the mid-19th century and in 2009 was again elevated to the status of a town. It falls within the municipality of Arcos de Valdevez and is located on one of the slopes of the Serra do Soajo. In addition to the town, the parish of Soajo includes five more hamlets: Bairros, Souto and Teso, which are all very close to the town, whilst further away are the hamlets of Vilar de Suente and Vilarinho das Quartas.

Soajo is well known for its fine group of espigueiros (classified as being of public interest), built on top of a gigantic granitic slab. The nucleus can be visited by following the local signposts. Soajo's espigueiros are still used by the local community for drying maize.

Be sure to visit the historic centre of the Village where Largo do Eiró and the Pelourinho (Pillory) of Soajo are located. Enjoy the local architecture and streets with their granite slabs, which also preserve part of the medieval layout.

In Soajo there are many village houses offering accommodation, restaurants offering typical local cuisine as well as some shops and other useful facilities.



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