Dry Stone : ancient style

A peculiar element of the region, and not only in the geological sense, stone and the way it has been used for centuries, has lent its name to a building style known as ”Piedra Seca” (Dry Stone). It involves a system characterized by the use of stone without any type of mortar.

Among the most common structures, we can find the walls separating properties and land terracing. Stone huts or refuges are another singular and genuine element. Built by shepherds and farmers, they are the result of ability, constructiveness, necessity, and self-sufficiency.

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