Pêro d'Elvas, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Torgut
N 37° 15.893 W 007° 05.809
29S E 668756 N 4125954
Quick Description: The ghost village of Pero D’Elvas is located at a top of a small hill within the mountains of Serra do Caldeirão and close to Odeleite stream.
Location: Faro, Portugal
Date Posted: 9/23/2011 6:35:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMCN43
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 9

Long Description:
This is another entry about an abandoned village even if in this case I am not sure the place is big enough to be considered a village. It’s more like a group of houses, a remote community which used to exist here, in a nowhere in Southern Portugal. As it happened in so many places, the youngsters left, looking forward to a proper life (accordingly to the current standards of our civilization), probably to Lisbon of to Algarve. Behind, the older adults aged. One by one they died or were moved to nursery homes. Loneliness became the main problem to these elders. Month after month, year after year, they saw their old childhood friends pass away, and kept waiting, waiting for their turn. Unable to keep an active life they just stood there, chating with the survivors. And one day, the last one day left. And Pêro d’Elvas became a ghost place.

Unfortunately I couldn’t find any information about the place. There are relatively modern electricity poles in the “village” so it wasn’t abandoned a long time ago. Additionally I saw that some of the houses and iron elements in the structure. If you plan to visit the place, you should bring a 4WD vehicle or be ready to walk about 2,5 km in each way. It’s a pleasant walk but we have to cross some water surfaces along the way. Be ready to take your shoes off.
Reason for Abandonment: Economic

Date Abandoned: 1/1/1000

Related Web Page: Not listed

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