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Amazing place.

Great place, if you love history its a must. There's a presentation video of around 6 minutes, that... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2018
Bruna V
Amazing pre-Roman, cltic site.

Elevated walkways allow you to view the ruins, sadly mined for stones for construction. Outlines of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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“santa luzia”(4 reviews)
Iron Age settlement - National Monument
| Monte de Santa Luzia, Viana do Castelo 4901-910, Portugal
+351 258 825 917
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Elevated walkways allow you to view the ruins, sadly mined for stones for construction. Outlines of the structures very clear.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank JonathanW3493
Reviewed 18 December 2018 via mobile

I had trouble finding this place and information about it. It is behind the Poussada (which in turn is behind the st Luzia church). There is a formal entry and it is closed on Mondays, though they very kindly let me visit on a Monday....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hotshallot2
Reviewed 25 October 2018

It is rare to see such substantial remains of prehistoric houses. I know most are only a few courses high, but nevertheless you get an insight in to what this sizeable town must have been like 2000 years ago. Well worth the token entrance fee...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Max M
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Take a trip up the finicular and a short walk round the hill are these ruins. Make of them what you will, but they illustrate how long there has been a thriving settlement in this region. Thought provoking.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Lewis_the_Barman
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Great place, if you love history its a must. There's a presentation video of around 6 minutes, that explains the importance of this place. Its free on sundays mornings for portuguese.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Bruna V
Reviewed 30 May 2018

It is a long road - with sights of ruins that are really ruined - what I mean is that you only get to see the borders of the old rooms which gets boring with time. Not worth it.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Samer B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

After we found out where this place was on the road to the Pousada, in an office style silver/grey box with a sliding door. We weren't disappointed. The Roman ruins are extensive and very interesting. Walking around gives you a glimpse of the scale of...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank cctours
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We walked up to this site, with no signage or information. It was a quite a walk from the funicular. It was 12 o clock and apparently it was closed fro a 2 hour lunch break? There were no indication as to when it would...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank babyboomercanberra
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A must see for everybody who is interested in history, archeology or simply by the idea of how people lived before our written documents. Well this was once a real structured town on a hill. With many things you know today: streets, houses close together...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Geert C
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the Pousada and the ruins are right there. They have a nice walkway around the ruins and the views are great. They have brochures in different languages explaining the ruins which is very helpful. They are well excavated, and since we were...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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