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Citania de Briteiros, Guimaraes

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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4.1/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web
The Citânia de Briteiros is a Castro culture archaeological site located in the civil parish of Briteiros São Salvador e Briteiros Santa Leocádia in the municipality of Guimarães; important for its size, "urban" form and developed architecture, it is one of the more excavated sites in northwestern Iberian Peninsula. Although primarily known as the remains of an Iron Age proto-urban hill fort (or oppidum), the excavations at the site have revealed evidence of sequential settlement, extending from the Bronze to Middle Ages.HistoryThe site was probably constructed between the first and second century BCE. Notes by Martins Sarmento and from recent explorations show that the Monte de São Romão was a favoured location for rock art engravings of the Atlantic Bronze Age, in the beginning of the first millennium BCE; it is not known when or why this first group left. Numerous early engraved rock surfaces were destroyed when many boulders were cut to build the ramparts and family compounds as the Castro settlement grew. Little is known of the beginnings of the Castro occupation, as no structures from the late Bronze Age have been found. Pottery from the early Iron Age has been found, when the settlement would already have been fortified. The majority of the ruins visible today have been dated from the second Iron Age, especially the last two centuries BCE.
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  • The views from there and go walking by the castros is quite nice. Bad esque have it pretty bad care, there are too many bad herbs... they could have it a little cleaner, yet is worth to visit it
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  • This place is what remains of a Celtic agglomeration or prehistoric town. It's full of ruins of this type of construction and if you're interested in Celtic culture, this is a must-see. A bit out of t...  read more »
  • A very interesting Jo but need more signage and cleaning of the flora. Quite large but with deficiiente signs, could say non-existent. Hard to tell sometimes what is part of the rocks of the area and what is the result of human construction. At least on the day I visited there was very "tojo" dry in the middle of what prevented me from seeing the spot that tile in housing clusters. I discovered it after the Museum of Briteiros. In any case, it is recommended to visit as it is a significant piece of our history.
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  • This open all day just closes at noon q is in the village Museum. Care! Small one has two parking lots at the door and one on the road. They opened the car forcing the lock and stole from us the bags. The Administration could put surveillance or notices in the parking. If you can not park up I would not leave him on the road.
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  • Very nice remains of Roman construction. It remains a part of the streets between the houses...
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  • Lamentávelmente não gostei pois ,simplesmente não encontrei ! Nenhuma sinalização na estrada ! Após perguntar em um posto de gasolina iniciei a subida do morro,novamente ZERO de sinalização e inúmeras encruzilhadas gerando dúvidas de por onde seguir, após tres ou quatro tentativas frustadas DESISTI ! O local me interessava MUITO mas assim fica MUITO difícil visitá-lo Rui (Brasil)
  • Imperdivel do ponto de vista historico e tb um excelente sitio para se passear num dia de sol. Paisagem muito bela.
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