A walking area with plenty of trees, this still has some earthen walls that marked out an octagonal-shaped trenched area, about 2 km in circumference. According to historians, it was used as a camp for the Roman legions that kept watch over the (...)
Citânia da LongaTwo walls of the Northern section of this pre-Roman fortified settlement are still visible. The first wall is still in a fairly good state of conservation, measuring over 2 metres high and over 1 metre wide. The entrance to the fort (...)
After the 2nd millennium BC, the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula was settled by human communities organised into tribes, which inhabited high locations named "castros". Due to the similarity of the settlers' buildings in various different sites, (...)
Citânia de Santa Luzia (Santa Luzia fortified village) The Iron Age/Roman era fortified settlement of Citânia de Santa Luzia, known locally as Cidade Velha (Old Town), is one of the best-known castros (fortified settlements) in the North of (...)
Megalithic Monuments of Xerez The cromlech of Xerez is interesting for its square shape: at the centre the larger menhir rounded by small monoliths. The reconstitution of the cromlech was possible after some research since the monoliths were spread (...)
Cromlech and Menhir of AlmendresThe cromlech of Almendres is composed by 95 stones set in two circles. Some of the stones are decorated with schematic and geometric carvings. A little further away we can see the Menhir which is about 4 metres high. (...)
Melriça DolmenDolmen without a corridor, with an irregular polygonal chamber. Only three of its original stone supports are still fully intact. Given that the dolmen is located in private property, visitors should previously contact Vila Viçosa (...)
Archaeological station in Alter do ChãoThe vestiges found here include a building that contains several mosaics and a thermal spa. The remnants pertain to Abelterium, a small settlement that was cited in the itinerary of António.
Archaeological Site of Freixo - TongobrigaThe ruins of the Roman city of Tongobriga lie under the village of Santa Maria do Freixo, in the municipality of Marco de Canaveses. They are dispersed around 15 hectares of area classified as a National (...)
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