Through the imposing mountains of the north-eastern region of Portugal, where in early spring the almond trees are in full blossom and in autumn the vines are covered with fiery red leaves, there runs into the River Douro, from the south, a (...)
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. (...)
Opulent villa of the Roman Empire whose occupation lasted during late antiquity and the early centuries of islamic domain. It is still possible to perceive the architectural aspect of the villa from the early 4th century, with the luxurious (...)
The former Roman city of Conímbriga is one of the richest archaeological sites in Portugal.ConÍmbriga, one of the richest archaeological sites in Portugal, was originally a Celtic castro of the Conii tribe in the late Iron Age. After 139 BC it was (...)
The Roman Temple, over 2000 years old, is the ex-libris monument of Évora and is one of the most important historic ruins in the country.The Roman temple in Évora was built in the first century, during the time of Caesar Augustus. It has a long (...)
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, (...)
Ruínas romanas do Cerro da Vila (Museu e Centro Arqueológico do Cerro da Vila)
Roman ruins of Cerro da Vila (Cerro da Vila Archaeological centre and museum)Villa dating from the 3rd century. Archaeological finds have shown that the villa was inhabited during the Roman, Visigoth and Arab periods (1st century B.C. until the 11th (...)
Dolmen of Zambujeiro in ValverdeIt is the biggest dolmen known in the Iberian Peninsula. The area is 50 m of diameter and it is composed by the chamber, 6 metres high, and a long passage to the exterior. The passage grave it is classified as a (...)
Dolmen Chapel of PaviaThe Dolmen Chapel of Pavia, dedicated to S. Dinis (17th c.) is one of the megalithic portuguese monuments adapted to the christian cult. In this case, the chamber was transformed into the nave of the chapel.
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