Mines of Brejo


TVAP / Mining Sites Route

In an area measuring approximately twelve hectares between Bobadela and Castro do Brejo, there are several open-pit trenches and gaps of varied orientations, sizes and widths alongside the remains of galleries and side slopes.

Around the old Forest Guard House there is the lagoon of Brejo, corresponding to an old and wide pre Roman mining extraction site.

Outside the exploitation unit, however still within the direct influence area of the site far west side exists the hill-fort of Brejo believed to have been an Iron Age mining settlement.

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