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Route N309 - Monte de Sao Romao | 14 Km From The Center Of The City, Guimaraes 4805, Portugal
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All reviews iron age bath house steep climb pre roman small museum roman times wear sturdy shoes hours wandering roman occupation worth the effort ancient town northern portugal sunny day romans celtic site remains
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably one of the top archaeology sites in Portugal, this Iron Age village is fun to explore. The walking paths are rough and over 2,000 years old, so definitely wear sturdy shoes. Don't miss the baths and council house that pre-date Roman occupation.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank travelbug091011
Reviewed 22 October 2018

And we're glad they did. Amazing ruins from pre-roman and roman times. A huge sight only partially excavated. The reconstructed central gardens with fountains are lovely!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeattleTravelLover1
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a fascinating site which is well worth a visit but you need to be prepared for rough walking over extremely uneven rocky paths

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank gill p
Reviewed 25 September 2018

We spent about two hours walking through the ruins of this Celtic settlement. Most of the remains are rock roads and low rock walls. It was interesting to see how well laid out the settlement was. The main roads were rock. An outer wall was...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SpiderSD
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

There are many of these sites in Northern Portugal and Northern Spain, this being one of the best. It's a good size, so wear sturdy shoes and explore - very interesting, and incredible that such a large settlement was created such a long time ago....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SteveP1874
Reviewed 18 May 2018

Without a car the site is hard to reach since the bus leaves you at the bottom of a steep, winding 4km road. We organised a driver through Quality Tours in Guimaraes who waited while we viewed the site and then took us to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank declanOttawa
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The extensive remains of this hillside town, settled by Celts for about 600 years dating back to 300 BC, are a window into a bit of ancient history I knew nothing about. Don't miss the ritual bath site at the bottom of the hill! To...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank prettylilly
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Visitors interested in archaeology and prehistory, and who have independent transportation, should consider visiting this site. The remains of this extensive Iron-Age hill fort include a thick defensive wall, numerous home sites, cobbled streets, and a ceremonial bath-house. There are also 2 hut reconstructions. The...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank nodedet
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Citania de Briteiros is the remnants of an ancient villege consisting of many interdependant circular huts. The stone bases of which have been excavated and are clearly visible, the former wooden walls and roofs long ago gone. It does give you a clear understanding of...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

Well my title about Pompeii may be a little over the top but it is worth making the drive. Plenty of other descriptions so I'll spare you. TIPS: take good non slip shoes, not for small children and people with ANY type of mobile handicaps...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Some exhibits do have information in English but most do not.