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Provesende

The legend says that in the vineyard village of Provesende used to live two different people. One Arabic, in the “Monte de S. Domingos”, and the other Christian, in a different area, once called “Monte de Joainas”. On a particular day, the rulers of both these people got into a fight, on the place where the village now stands, and where the Arabic chief called Zaid perished. The people then started to moan “Pobre Zaide, Pobre Zaide” (Poor Zaide, poor Zaide) and so the village was named “Provesende”. This village still holds the traditions and habits of ancient times. The Church and the Pillory are the village ex-libris, but it’s the life and the village’s tradition that charm anyone who visits it.