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Casa das Pedras Parideiras - Centro de Interpretação

TitleCasa das Pedras Parideiras - Centro de Interpretação
Pedras Parideiras House - Interpretative Center
InstitutionArouca Geopark
Year of opening2012
DescriptionIf you want to know the dynamics of the Arouca Geopark and the origin of the Pedras Parideiras (Rocks delivering stones), you should visit the Pedras Parideiras House – Interpretative Center. Open to the public since November 2012, its objective is to contribute to the preservation, understanding and appreciation of this important geological heritage, supporting touristic and educational visits to this place. The Pedras Parideiras House has a reception area/store with local products, as well as an auditorium, where you can see the 3D movie “Pedras Parideiras: um tesouro geológico” (Pedras Parideiras: a geological treasure). In the outside, it has a roofed exhibition and an open-air exhibition (main outcrop of the Pedras Parideiras).
In: Arouca Geopark http://aroucageopark.pt/en/explore/what-visit/museums-and-interpretive-units/casa-das-pedras-parideiras-interpretative-center/
Mineral display arrangementRegional

The Castanheira granite is a rare type of granite with plagioclase, muscovite and biotite containing rounded nodules of biotite. These nodules are progressively detached by meteoric erosion resembling to the local people a rock that gives birth.
Museum AddressRua de Santo António, Albergaria da Serra, Castanheira
Contact emailpedrasparideiras@aroucageopark.pt
Website address http://aroucageopark.pt/pt/explorar/o-que-visitar/museus-e-unidades-interpretativas/casa-das-pedras-parideiras-centro-de-interpretacao/
Mindat Locality regionAlbergaria da Serra, Arouca, Aveiro, Portugal
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