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Archealogical site Northern Portugal

Castro de St. Lourenco in Northern Portugal we just stumbled upon while travelling up a mountain... read more

Reviewed October 26, 2017
Durham, Canada
Interesting historic site

This early settlement is not well advertised. It is set up in the hills with amazing views a very... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2017
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Reviewed October 26, 2017

Castro de St. Lourenco in Northern Portugal we just stumbled upon while travelling up a mountain road towards Spain, it was spectacular spanning many levels of the mountain and both sides of the road. The archaeological site was large and entirely free of charge, unearthed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed September 25, 2017

This early settlement is not well advertised. It is set up in the hills with amazing views a very historic site and well worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Joan009
Reviewed August 18, 2017 via mobile

Wonderful viewing spot, the chapel of Saint Lawrence crowns a hill that was used since the Iron Age and where a very good job has been done of presenting archaeological remains.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank luissI6502EP
Reviewed June 27, 2017

Definitely worth the drive up the hill. Really cool iron age and Roman ruins with a cute museum (bathrooms!) And great views. There's a couple buildings that are reconstructed, but most are original stone ruins. The explanations are in Portuguese and English. The staff speak...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank paradoxifl
Reviewed June 13, 2017

We arrived to Castro de São Lourenço by car, at the end of the evening just before the sunset. The light was very special and the area was peaceful and silent. The top of the hill was inhabited and fortified by three layers of walls...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank PedroRBC
Reviewed May 23, 2017

Really good small visitor centre with information in several languages. Suitable for all the family. Atmospheric place with reconstrructed iron age dwellings-

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

Nice place with a little chapell on the top, around ruins from a old Castle. Very nice view over the ocean, big parking place with big threes for shadow.

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed October 18, 2016

The environment of the site, with the presence of Eucalyptus, a tree that is not part of the primitive forest, makes difficult the journey to the past The site should be more excavated. The Interpretive Center has a good room dedicated to Iron Age palaeoenvironment...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank bettencourtana
Reviewed October 6, 2016

Apart from the interesting past of this place that is well explained, it offers the nicest view over Esposende and the ocean. Already the Celts knew this and observed the coming of invadors from overseas from this hill. Impressive...

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank michaeletsabine
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Lovely stop for short walk, beautiful view and interesting reconstruction on archeological finds of iron age and upwards

Date of experience: August 2016
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