Medieval Cobblestone Walkway
The descent from Castelo Mendo to Porto de S. Miguel follows a path where you can still tread medieval pavement. In the middle of the route, there are 13 crosses and the date 1728 carved on a rock. The date probably refers to the year some improvement of the path was carried out, but the crosses are difficult to interpret. This important path, which enabled access to a ferry crossing, or a ford in the dry season of the Côa River, has been used since ancient times, as evidenced by the ceramics, coins and Roman structures identified in the vicinity of this river passage.