Casa do Penedo

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Casa do Penedo, back view
Casa da Pedra, back view

Casa do Penedo (Portuguese for Stone House or House of the Rock) is an architectural monument located between Celorico de Basto and Fafe, in northern Portugal.[1] It received its name because it was built from four large boulders that serve as the foundation, walls and ceiling of the house.[2]

History[edit]

Its construction began in 1972 and lasted about two years until its completion in 1974.[3]

The engineer who built the Casa do Penedo was from Guimarães.[4] The residence was initially used by the owners as a holiday destination. Today, Casa de Penedo is a small museum of relics and photographs from Penedo’s history.[5]

The building is located near a wind electricity farm, although there is no electricity inside the house itself. Due to its unusual design and integration into the surrounding nature, the building has become a growing tourist attraction.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lyttle, Bethany. "Casa do Penedo, Fafe Mountains, Portugal - In Photos: 10 Cool Camouflage Homes". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  2. ^ ḎḤWTY. "The Casa do Penedo: A Portuguese Flintstones House". Ancient Origins.
  3. ^ "Real Life Flintstones House Lures Tourists in Portugal". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  4. ^ "'Casa dos Flinstones' é atracção em Fafe | Alma de Viajante". Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  5. ^ "Green Savers – Fafe: casa do Penedo é o edifício mais estranho do mundo (com FOTOS)". Archived from the original on 2015-05-18. Retrieved 2015-05-11.
  6. ^ "Há quem vá a Fafe à procura da Casa do Penedo a pensar nos Flintstones". Retrieved 2015-05-11.

Coordinates: 41°29′18″N 8°04′04″W / 41.4882°N 8.0677°W / 41.4882; -8.0677