Quinta da Badula, a friend’s winery. made me know Arrouquelas (where I accidentally passed a couple of years before), and keeps inviting me each year. I had to visit the village, one day, take a few photos, but the great experience of wine harvesting keeps being the reason that leads me there each September.
Nossa Senhora da Encarnação
The most interesting building in Arrouquelas is this church, that, though being built in the beginning of the 20th century has a sun clock dated from 1869, and some tiles from the 17th century (brought from… ?).
I had no contact (yet) with the local cultural and recreational association, but enjoyed their pavilion – the bell is quite unusual out of churches’ bell towers.
A small and typical house, well decorated, was used to install the local health centre.
That was a surprise for me, knowing the problems in my home town to find a solution for that need (I describe it in “Monument to incompetence” a tip in my Turquel page.