TVAP / Villages Route

The Bobadela village is located on a small elevation in the eastern foothill of the Leiranco Mountain between meadows, elds and woodlands. Its location on the valley border is intimately related with the agro-forest-pastoral exploitation of the land, a common practice existing in all the Terva River Valley villages.

Preserving its original medieval plan, the village maintains the distribution of streets and their articulation with small public squares that are crossed, on a daily basis, by the villagers on their labour and leisure circuits. These public areas are the places where decisions are made in terms of common interests, whenever it becomes necessary.

Here in Bobadela, the know-hows are refined by the secular practices, they are transmitted from generation to generation and materialized in several items and tools of daily use preserved with care by the population and exhibited in the Memories House (the old Rural Museum). This is the village where the Terva Valley Archaeological Park Interpretation Centre (TVAPIC) is based. The space was adapted from the old parish house.

To visit Parish Church, São Lourenço Chapel, Memories House, the Family Macedo House, Stone Cross, Traditional Housing, Communal Furnace, Sundial, Manueline Window, Watermill.

Fonte: Unidade de Arqueologia da Universidade do Minho 2014, Rotas do Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Terva, Câmara Municipal de Boticas, Boticas. / Photography: TR