Traditional Dovecote

Miranda do Douro
In the Northeast of Portugal  there  is  the most representative nucleous of dovecotes, although there are these constructions scattered  throughout the country. The northeastern dovecotes are mainly characterized by a similar architecture, with an unmistakable configuration, even in a global context. They can be described  by its circular  or semicircular plan, thick, plastered and whitewashed stone walls.  In a higher plan there is a  single in and out flights doorway which is generally associated  with  paved levels, wood covering, with  a roof or  saddle roof  or  conic, covered with ceramic tiles or slate plate.


Location: Miranda do Douro


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