It is located at the top at 1100 meters, one of the highest points of the Peneda Gerês National Park.
To visit this village is to enter the time machine for a trip to the origins of Portugal. Here time has stopped! ... Behind us is the bustle of the city, the inclemency of the hands of the clock and the constant imposition of technology.
Nothing like that is used here. Here, as we walk through its narrow alleys, it is impossible not to fall in love with its typical granite houses and the feeling of absolute peace.
The enchantment continues when we feel, here and there, an irresistible smell of ham and smoke. Oh and if it is accompanied by freshly baked Pitões bread, we are left with good water.
The village is quiet, but whoever lives here is not indolent. It preserves intact the true values of living in community, where living traditions that time threatens to erase are resisted.
The castle and the monastery could not resist. Even the ancestral republic, a regime of community rules that the Pitonenses used, did not resist, but it still resists the soul of the people, the mutual assistance and the recognition that no one recognizes in the cities.
Given the above, as we usually say, register on your agenda and take your children to visit the small towering village of Pitões das Júnias. Get into the soul of Portuguese identity and venture out on one of the many trails. Lose your breath with mountain landscapes of the most exuberant in the world.