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Santuario da Penha - Pio XII Viewpoint
Monte da Penha (613m) is located between the valleys of the rivers Selho to the north and Vizela to the south, and has the city of Guimarães to the west. The name Penha comes from the abundance of its enormous cliffs. This is its main characteristic, granite large balls, over 5 meters high, and which result from weathering and erosion. Since prehistoric times, communities living in the neighboring valleys have attributed senses and properties, sometimes fantastic to this mountain. Although there have been plenty of clay and stone found in natural shelters, experts say there has not been a continuous human permanence or the construction of a castreja community. This natural area that is Monte da Penha will have been used as a special place for community celebrations of the populations that lived nearby. The magnificence and physical characteristics of this Mount are striking and significant in the sense that it would have its own life in mythological terms. According to Hugo Sampaio's PhD work on Monte da Penha, the practices carried out by the ancient peoples would not be aimed at exercising a "dominion" over Monte but rather its "celebration". From the century. XVI that the impact of Penha as a religious icon is evident through the construction of sacred places, such as the chapels of Santa Catarina and Nossa Senhora do Carmo da Penha; To the caves and shelters transformed for veneration to Saint Elias, Nª Senhora de Lurdes, Nª Srª of Carmo, S.Sebastião and Chapel of S.Cristovão.
Copyright: Santiago Ribas 360portugal Aereal 360
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 16000x8000
Taken: 16/09/2016
Uploaded: 12/01/2017
Updated: 06/01/2019


Tags: guimarães; penha; mountain; sanctuary; nature; aerial
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