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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
Beautiful and historic afternoon

This was a great quick trip out of the busy city center and back in time. Wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Portland, Oregon
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“ancient ruins”(2 reviews)
“signage”(3 reviews)
“pousada”(7 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 4 weeks ago

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.

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.

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.

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

Thank cctours
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This was a great quick trip out of the busy city center and back in time. Wonderful and inexpensive way to see both the Cathedral and Ancient Ruins on a short walk. We even stopped at the picnic area (which was empty) and had a...More

Thank PatrickHildreth
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

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

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

Thank nozoeno
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were staying at the Pousada so took some time the morning of our departure to visit the Citania which is next to the Pousada. We were very glad we did. There was a film you could watch (although it was not in English) and...More

Thank cowenevett
Reviewed 31 December 2016

There is a good boardwalk which takes you over the remains, where you can marvel at the closeness and precision of the builders of these structures which were laid long ago. Not much signage, but still worth the money.

1  Thank xto36
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