At the bottom of the valleys, the shredded agricultural space, now green, now brown, reflects the rhythm of crops throughout the year; going up the slopes, there are the bouças and bushes that ensure the firewood, as well as the pasture and material for the cattle bed; in the higher zones are the great extensions destined to extensive grazing.
Population centers are associated with more flattened areas, with good sun exposure and close to water lines.
In addition, the buildings are built on rocky outcrops, freeing the most fertile soils for agricultural activity.
The enrichment of the landscape with constructive forms extended through the walls, levadas, sidewalks, pontoons, granaries, fojos, mills, shepherd's shelters or alminhas ...
Today, there are added to the millenary landscape large water levels of reservoirs or linear elements such as new roads. Once again, the landscape is built, not only through the occurrence of natural phenomena, but also through the way people transform it and will continue to transform it.