The Geosite Penedo do Aivado integrates the Armorican Quartzite Formation, formation constituted, from the base to the top, by conglomerates and arkosic sandstones, to which a group of quartzite benches of variable thickness is superimposed.
The Penedo do Aivado is located in the Southeast flank of the Envendos-Carvoeiro syntrophic and the formation in which it is framed is characterized for presenting abundant ichnofossils, some visible near the Miradouro das Cruzianas.
Remarkable and imposing rock structure. Envendos' Climbing School
From the Latin alveātu-, "dug in the shape of a alveolus", Aivado is the name given to the door of the hive, that is, the hole through which the bees enter the tenement.
In the place of Aivado, carved in the rock of Pena, there are large caves around which the people have been embroidering for centuries a legend recorded here:
"Inside, they say, deep inside, there is, wrapped in unfathomable mystery, a beautiful golden calf. After the first cave, which everyone sees and knows, there is, they say, in the middle of the hill, a new entrance, and, further inland, a huge abyss where you can hear water running. Goats and goats that fall there disappear, never to be seen again.
And, it is also known that, when the shepherds, in order to look for the animals that are lost in the secret of the caves, they light large bonfires, the smoke passes from the first cave to the second and goes out from the top of the hill through cracks of huge rock. And so, between the old legend and the information of the shepherds, if, more than once, the inhabitants of the nearby places have tried to unravel the mystery, if, more than once, the more cheerful ones have tried to go to the end, the The truth is that it never ceased to ring in their ears, and everyone takes it for granted, that the following sentence is engraved in the interior, deep inside and will be fulfilled: The first will fear. The second will die. The third will take advantage. And that is why everyone, even the most daring and dustiest, have only advanced a few dozen meters from the entrance, continuing to wait for the centuries to turn that the second one dies before the third one takes the dreamed treasure from the interior of the caves. ."
N 39º 34' 2.963'' W 7º 50' 16.159''
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