Hillfort of Murada da Gorda

TVAP / Iron Age Hillforts Route (Castros)

This small settlement is located on a western spur of the Pindo Mountain, it overlooks the brook of Cerdeirinhas and provides an overwhelming panoramic view over the Terva River valley.

An impressive wall incorporating the abundant rock massif on the top of the promontory dominates the defensive system. There is a lled up moat on the western part, and on the western area further south, there is a small wall that seems to somehow perform a grave/ trench protecting the more accessible area. No construction remains have been identified inside the compound.

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