On the River Beça, in Boticas Parque, the Pedrinha Bridge deserves a stop for contemplation of the construction, soaked in the freshness and naturalness of the place. It is said in the region that the bridge was built by Moors who only worked at night, fearing they would be killed during the day. They built the bridge only with small stones, but had to flee when they needed to put only a “pebble”, which would never have been placed.

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As it currently stands is a rebuilt bridge, although its origins date back to the late Middle Ages.

It is a granite bridge with some wingspan and five perfect back arcs, side guards and a slight easel. The central pillars, on the North side, have two carriages. The bow that is currently on the water line, which is the largest, is slightly pointed, while the others are perfect back.


Source: Associação de Municípios do Alto Tâmega 2007, Atlas/Guia das Rotas do Alto Tâmega, Chaves.