Raccard

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A raccard in the village of Fiesch, Valais

Raccards are traditional granaries that can be found in parts of the Minho, north of Portugal (Espigueiro), in Galicia and Asturias, north-west of Spain, Swiss Alps (usually in Valais) and in the Italian Alps (in the Lys Valley and in Ayas).

These structures are built above ground and are supported by wooden stilts. A circular stone slab, forming an overhang, is intercalated between the stilts and the granary to prevent rodents from gaining access to the grain or fodder reserves.