Portugal

The unique and advantageous position of Portugal on the sea, sharing the Iberian peninsula with Spain, makes it an ideal location to track human civilisation, in its magnificent natural surroundings, from its earliest beginnings.  

Soak in the history and enjoy what Portugal is famous for today, the digestif Port wine, whilst discovering one of Portugal's UNESCO sites. It has 17 in total, 16 of which are cultural and one is natural.
Join ArchaeoMuse in taking an unforgettable journey following the formation of this nation and its identity over the centuries, whilst enjoying the modern culture and all it has to offer.

TARAS' TIPS

"Explore this inspiring place, Portugal, from its earliest origins in the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods to the Celtic pre-Roman occupation right through to Phoenician and Carthaginian periods up to the Roman conquest and beyond. "

A particular gem in Portugal is its second largest city, Porto,  where the famous Portuguese tipple is drank, but, it is not in fact produced nor stored in Porto. That actually happens just across the river Douro, flowing with so much history, in a separate city called Vila Nova de Gaia, which overlooks the UNESCO site Porto.

Did you know that Portugal also has a list of cultural wonders known as the Severn Wonders of Portugal, establish in 2007. One of those wonders being the extremely impressive national monument Pena Palace which captures one of the most major expressions of 19th century Romanticism. 

Pena Palace

PORTUGAL

PORTUGAL: WONDEROUS, 

CHARMING AND STEEPED IN HISTORY.

SAMPLE ITINERARY

Under the aegis of Polyhymnia you will be amazed as you explore 22,000 years of history.  Along the path we will find the continuous interdependence between temporal and religious power and the way that together they were weaving and structuring as a cultural, religious and political identity life, rich and autonomous.

STOP ONE

A voyage into the prehistoric and the megalithic

Visit the most notorious the Prehistoric Rock-Art Site and funerary burial site. This cave is particularly interesting because it is one of the few caves with Palaeolithic rock art in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula.

STOP THREE

Bracara Augusta - (circa 16 BC)

Founded by the Romans in 16 BC. The name makes a reference to the nation that lived here before the romans – the Brácaros – a tribe with Celtic origins and the Emperor Cesar Augustus. It was the capital of Galécia,

STOP TWO

Meeting the Castrejas population

Come with us to discover a city that between the II Century B.C. and VI century. AD, played a role of great metropolis and cultural centre of an entire region. Explore to the Archelogic Museum of Sanfins. 

STOP FOUR

Arabic influences and The magical Castro

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Visit  two cities and discover the Arabic influence in the architecture, archeologic, culture, costumes, language and gastronomy.

Discover the true beauty side of Portugal!

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— Ann, Teacher —

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