A visit to the country’s only National Park can serve to fill the lungs with fresh air and green eyes. And it can also reveal to us the dreamlike dimension of Nature, offering us places that emanate charm and mystery “
These communities learned to respect and enjoy what nature itself taught and taught, and here and there the symbiosis between the rocky and natural relief of the landscape is confused with the human occupation. Thus, today we can enjoy unique landscapes where the clear and pure, although cold waters, even in the middle of summer, invite many people who visit these places to take a dip in the natural lagoons of the Gerês and Man rivers. Thanks to the respect that man has developed over centuries for the natural balance, a very preserved ecosystem has come to us, having all the characteristics to go forward to the creation of a national park, whose objective is to maintain the characteristics of this ecosystem and thus to do to perpetuate a legacy that the past generations allowed to reach us and that, we must make its conservation perpetuated for the next generations. Thus, in 1971, the Peneda-Gerês National Park was created, which has an area of 72,000 hectares of indigenous conservation where human presence has not interfered with ecosystems.