Hillfort of Sapelos

TVAP / Iron Age Hillforts Route (Castros)

This castro is located on a long hill over the left margin of the Terva River. Presenting two wall lines made of granite and quartzite, the site reveals a defensive system reinforced by two surrounding wide trenches that are crossed by broad ditches probably connected with the mining extraction process. It performs a complex system of trenches and ditches of equally complex interpretation.

There are circular plan housing remains in the upper platform.

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