Classed since 1978 as a public interest parish, Piódão is located near the Hermínios Hills and is one of the oldest villages in the country, surrounded by wide green areas. The village was firstly inhavited by sheperds. Its houses are mostly made of schist. Because it is difficult to get to, the village is known for the escape of well known criminals. A special note to its four chapels: Saint João, Saint Bárbara, Our Lady of Saúde (Good Health) and Our Lady of Good Parto. The local gastronomy includes the kid's chanfana, the tigeladas, the pão de ló, the filhós and the broa de milho.




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