The dinosaurs were the first to arrive. A nest with 180 dinosaur eggs was discovered by the sea at Lourinhã. Such a rare find is without parallel worldwide.
Away from the coast, up in the hills, one particular valley has attracted universal attention. The Côa valley guards messages from our ancestors in what has become the world’s largest open-air Rupestral museum.
A huge variety of influences have stamped their mark on the landscapes of Portugal, with the megalithic to the fore. In the Évora region, there are the best-preserved remains of how our ancestors worshipped life and death.
Discover the distant origins of cities in the Celtic encampment at Briteiros. Only the beauty of the River Ave valley landscape matches the quality of these Celtic remains.
Other civilisations also made their impact on what became Portugal. The Romans left the greatest heritage, still reflected in our language, culture and customs. The city of Conímbriga bears full witness to the lasting grandeur of this empire.
Take our suggestions and let the archaeology guide you on a voyage into the past.