Hidden in the mountains just south of Parque Natural da Serra da Estrela is a picturesque schist village called Piódão. Built by the jews in the 15th century by natural materials from the mountains; schist and wood. Schist houses with slate roofs, which blend with the irregular pavement of the streets and with the colors of the mountain.
All windows and doors are painted blue and its still unknown in the history why. There is a story about, because how isolated the village was (and still is), they didn’t´t have acces to much civilization. But one day a a bucket of blue paint arrived to the village and with no other choice, this was the paint to use.
Above the doorways you see wooden crosses nailed. They’re made from bay tree wood that has been blessed to ward off evil spirits.
The villagers live from agriculture and are also wonderful honeymakers, but turism is also an income for the village today.
The last three pictures are from landscapes nearby.