THE "VILLAGE OF THE VILLAGE", Vale do Grou, ENVENDOS
This is a wonderful place, nestled among evergreen hills,
covered by an intensely blue sky, surrounded by streams and springs whose
Still waters meander between the couples, offering in their floodplains,
extensive farmland and on its slopes pastures for the herds,
the scented air of the pines and eucalyptus involving everything, cradle of
men of generous and dense hearts, to whom we pay homage,
the extraordinary people of Vale de Grou.
"It was a "city" where Mass was not said. It was called .
her, Vila do Vilar. The Lord, passing by a certain dark night, in which
There was a great feast, it was not recognized by the people. Music was played and only one
musician knelt down. Jesus, angry, gradually pronounced his sentence by means of
from the corner of a crane:
Farewell, Vila do Vilar
May an earthquake devastate you!
Frightened, the people left the party and fled to their homes, where they did not
arrived on time. An earthquake disappeared the city and that is the reason for the great
depth to which the findings are made".
"Before there was a "tabernacle" at the time of the earthquakes, a monster
Flying, called "Berra", flew over the village of Vilar as soon as night fell,
and everyone collected themselves. Reason why in the primitive nucleus of Crane Valley
the houses all have interior communication".
Transcription (adapted) of the book "Monumentos Históricos do Concelho de Mação" (Historical Monuments of Mação County)
Author: Maria Amélia Horta Pereira
Edition of the Municipal Chamber of Mação - 1970
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