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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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Reviewed February 26, 2019

Walk in the footsteps of history. We went on a rainy, misty day and had the place to ourselves. Tour buses all left. 3 euro admittance fee. The lady running the reception center that day was a great ambassador for Guimaraes and the site...her English...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 23, 2019

This is a very non descriptive place but the borders of the ruins helped you imagine life back then. Not the best example but worth seeing if you like archeology and history. Very un even paths so take that in mind, very good walking shoes...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2018

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
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Reviewed October 21, 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
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Reviewed October 16, 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
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Reviewed September 24, 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
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Reviewed September 22, 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
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Reviewed May 18, 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
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Reviewed December 2, 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
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Reviewed November 18, 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
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Some exhibits do have information in English but most do not.
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