After wind up on the mountain, the sharp bend to the left leaves the small stone cross. Slightly ahead, the little chapel seems to guard the village, which starts coming into view, climbing up the mountain. The schist and shale houses provide a touch of magic to the landscape, with the regular whispering of the waters from Paiva River at the back. The access path for the village appears at the right, and suddenly, we go back in time. Paradinha adopts us, making us feel like we've always lived there. The threshing floors, the baskets, the ovens, and the wine cellars come back to life. The houses come back to life. And every year, in August, the music joins to the river flow, in the concert «Sons da Água» (Water sounds). Paradinha is a «Portugal Village». Paradinha has gained life.  

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Paradinha, 4540-063, Alvarenga
Aveiro, Arouca, Alvarenga
  • Latitude 40.935352
  • Longitude -8.172794