Mines of Batocas

TVAP / Mining Sites Route

The Batocas mining extraction site is located between the watercourses of Ardãos and Sangrinheira, it has around 550 meters in its North/South direction and 260 meters between the East and West.

Dense oak tree forests, and the occasional small lagoon, currently cover the area. The mining site includes wide ‘cuts’ and trenches and the entrance to the galleries can be seen on the side slopes.

Overhanging the exploitation area is the Roman mining settlement of Batocas that is currently under archaeological research.

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