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Iron age (celtic) site of great historical importance and an enjoyable day out.

Without a car the site is hard to reach since the bus leaves you at the bottom of a steep, winding... read more

Reviewed 18 May 2018
declanOttawa
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Ottawa
Ancient Celtic Settlement in Portugal?

The extensive remains of this hillside town, settled by Celts for about 600 years dating back to... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
prettylilly
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Southern California
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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 18 May 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

Thank declanOttawa
Reviewed 3 December 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

Thank prettylilly
Reviewed 18 November 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

Thank nodedet
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Citania de Briteiros is the remnants of an ancient villege consisting of many interdependant circular huts. The stone bases of which have been excavated and are clearly visible, the former wooden walls and roofs long ago gone. It does give you a clear understanding of...More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 27 September 2017 via mobile

Well my title about Pompeii may be a little over the top but it is worth making the drive. Plenty of other descriptions so I'll spare you. TIPS: take good non slip shoes, not for small children and people with ANY type of mobile handicaps...More

1  Thank ComeflywithmeFlorida
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The complex is huge and build upon a hill that overlooks the valley. I love those places where you can almost feel the weight of the ages. Be sure to take the map with you because on the terrain itself there is not a lot...More

3  Thank bnbass
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Well worth a visit if this type of archaeology is you thing. We loved it and spent around 3 hours wandering around this well preserved peaceful site. Amazing I have never seen anything like this before. The highlight of the site is the bath house...More

2  Thank Day T
Reviewed 22 July 2017

Located high on a mountaintop, the views enjoyed by the "upper class' rulers of this Iron Age community were splendid. There was a thriving town here more than 2,000 years ago. Again, it is to the everlasting credit of the Portuguese that they have long...More

3  Thank walnutridgechef
Reviewed 21 July 2017

This Iron age site is well worth the effort the site is steeped in history with a well documented leaflet in English. It is not for the faint hearted as its can be quite a climb and is defiantly not suitable for anyone with a...More

3  Thank David P
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

Iron Age city with amazing view and even more amazing walk thru the ruins. Not a kids friendly venue - because the irregular rock path - but worthy to "give a lift" since it's impressive 3000 years city! A must do when in Guimarães!

2  Thank Rodrigo M
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Response from Day T | Reviewed this property |
Some exhibits do have information in English but most do not.
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