|Added by||Bart Perdieus|
|General Description||Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Church of Our Lady of Conception)
This typical village was until recent years quite hard to reach, for the trip to Piódão was actually a true adventure, crossing Açor mountain through clay roads. This isolation enabled the preservation of cultural features that date back to the Middle Age and a highly community-based social scheme, threatened by an exodus of inhabitants in recent times. The houses in Piódão are placed in a quite interesting way in a natural amphitheatre. The applied construction material is the schist, used in the houses, roofs and street pavements. In contrast to these dark colours, the local church is painted in an immaculate white. Built in the 17th century (paid by the population, who sent a good amount of gold coins to the bishop) the ruined facade was reconstructed in the end of the 19th in neo-classical style.
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