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Citania de Briteiros

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Address: Route N309 - Monte de Sao Romao | 14 km from the center of the city, Guimaraes 4805, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 253 415 969
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A Must-See for This Area

Although I'm an archaeology buff, I can't see how you would want to miss this site. It is Celtic and Roman ruins, and offers great views of the surrounding area. It has a little... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Los Gatos, California

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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although I'm an archaeology buff, I can't see how you would want to miss this site. It is Celtic and Roman ruins, and offers great views of the surrounding area. It has a little visitors center with restrooms and a small cafe for beverages. You have to park on the main road and walk a short way up the driveway... More 

Thank ClaireWilson36
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Portugal has so many historical treasures but this one seems to be ignored by all but local legions of school kids study programs. We we the only adults visiting on a gorgeous spring day. Fabulous site showing huge city state of 200BC construction. Follow the guide pamphlet to locate the stone art and structures. Marvel in the stories of the... More 

Thank Jerry C
jemez springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent a most pleasant morning here on a guided tour around this archaeological site. It is a huge Hill Fort with many rooms. The views are fantastic and the Roman Bath was very interesting

Thank seismicjemezsprings
Burlington, Vermont
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

Definitely off the tourist route (we were the only people there. BUT, if you are interested in ancient sites, prehistoric ruins, if you loved Clan of the Cave Bear - this is for you! A partially excavated hillside fortress town from the iron age - it survived well into the Middle Ages. You walk on the actual rock roads of... More 

Thank kathy46818
Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

A really interesting site. We must have been there for at least one and a half hours. Probably wouldn't want to visit in the height of summer because there is a lot of walking to do and not much of it is flat. But fine in cooler months. The price of the ticket also gives access to the local museum... More 

Thank Daryl M
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

If you like tripping over ruins and letting your mind run free, this place predates the romans and brings home how long there were well organized settlements in the Iberian peninsula. Not a lot of signage or interpretive information and much of the site has not yett been explored/excavaed.

Thank Denise E
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

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 the way, but worthwhile.

Thank Jill7394u48
The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Well worth the drive to get there. I recommend buying the booklet that offers more explanation of the site.

Thank Yvonne O
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

When we visited, we were the only people there and the next visitors arrived just as we were leaving. The site could benefit from more in the way of signs providing interpretation. All of the provided information was on the map issued at the start of the visit. However, my wife and I like visiting such ruins and even when... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful piece of history. Dating from Iron age. Follow the rocky roads through the fort. Over 1000 people would have lived there at one time. There is more land to excavate in the future. Who knows what other treasures they will uncover. Not good for wheel chairs or push chairs. Very rocky. Walking boots are a good idea. There is... More 

Thank Valerie T

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