Foz do Cobrão
On the left bank of Ocreza stems the Cobrão brook. It was there that the old settlement that later on climbed higher was born, settling on a place of magnificent landscapes. The white of their houses shows the proximity to Alto Alentejo. The quartz peek of the Sarnadas mountain range frames it and gives shelter to black storks and gryphons that, from up above, they watched over rocks with about 500 million years worth of waves and fossils from an ocean that does not exist any more. The Ocreza river throws itself on their feet until it skips to the dam that was constructed some years ago.
In this village the natural landscape sculpted by an ancient ocean complements the imagination of the people who imposed their agricultural culture there, essentially made of olive trees in soil secured by schist walls: even today the olive of this region is of extremely good quality. This is an earth where these ancient traditions still live. One of these is the gold prospectors’ settlement on the Ocreza river and the Cobrão brook. Try to find a flake.
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