Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Vila Nova de Milfontes - Portugal

3 cards sent by Américo "valdagua".

"Vila Nova de Milfontes is a parish in the Odemira municipality of Portugal. It is cornered between the Atlantic Ocean and the Mira River, in the Sudoeste Alentejano and Costa Vicentina Natural Park.

The village dates from the year 1468, founded by the King D. João II. The first inhabitants were prisoners sentenced by minor delicts and fifty years after the village establishment the population was no more than ten families.

Vila Nova de Milfontes means New Village of the Thousand springs. This is why it is known as "the three lies village", as it is not new, it was already know as "village" before being in fact a village, and it has no springs.
Vila Nova de Milfontes has a beautiful estuary that gives shelter to several species of birds and marine life. Moreover, wild boars and foxes can be found in the surrounding woods." - in:

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