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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 4805-181, Portugal
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+351 253 415 969
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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EXCAVATED IRON AGE CELTIC SETTLEMENT HILLSIDE FORTRESS TOWN

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 December 2016
kathy46818
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Burlington, Vermont

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Burlington, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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.

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Lisbon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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.

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The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

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

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

This iron age hill fort is large and fascinating, explore and marvel at the lovely ruins for hours. Roads, walls, round houses - all moss covered, with beautiful valley views.

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Vancouver, Canada
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123 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is an ancient, partially excavated, minimally reconstructed site dating from Roman times, with a further occupation in the high middle ages some time between the 11th to 13th centuries. It is in a state of rough ruins, but you can have fun walking along the old stone roads and can see the foundations of some of the structures. We... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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45 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016

It's a archeological site, very well conserved. But if you have difficulties to climb or come down you may have some problem, 'cause it's very steep and the way is made by rocks.

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