The Well of Broca
Barriosa is a village located in Vide parish, in the Portuguese municipality of Seia. Bathed by the river Alvôco and near Estrela Mountains, a paradisiacal place with alluring waterfalls, ponds and the magnificent river beach of Barriosa: the iconic Well Of Broca. There you will find a Snack Bar and a Restaurant, perfect in case you forget to prepare a picnic.
Looks hidden, and very few roads will take you there, making the surrounding villages being hard to reach. Therefore, highly preserved and beautifully picturesque. It looks gorgeous during Winter too.
This place makes me think of “Serendipity”, the word meaning the fact of finding interesting or valuable things by chance. And that, is what happens when you travel carefree, just delighted with everything that surrounds you, and here, surrounded all the time by green forests is quite easy.
I am lucky to be so close, but you can find your way here:
What are you waiting for? Come to enjoy the scenery of “The Well of Broca”.
“When someone seeks,” said Siddhartha, “then it easily happens that his eyes see only the thing that he seeks, and he is able to find nothing, to take in nothing because he always thinks only about the thing he is seeking, because he has one goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking means: having a goal. But finding means: being free, being open, having no goal.”
― Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha