Terva Valley Archaeological Park

Mining Sites / Iron Age Hillforts (Castros) / Ancient Roads / Environment (Natura) / Villages / Ancient Rock Carvings

The Terva Valley Archaeological Park / TVAP is a joint project of the Municipality of Boticas and the University of Minho, started in 2006 with the program “Conservation, Study, Valuation and Dissemination of the Old Mining Complex of the Upper Terva River Valley, Boticas “. It is intended that the TVAP be an archaeological park with a continuous geographical character, integrating a set of cultural and natural values ​​that constitute as relevant resources and representative of the diverse landscapes that have conformed in the territory. The TVAP is designed as a cultural landscape management unit, incorporating visitation infrastructures such as the Interpretation Center and the ethnological core of the House of Memories in Bobadela, interpreted circuits and observation platforms of heritage resources.


Observation platform in the Hill-fort of Sapelos

Because going through the landscape provides an easier understanding of their different meanings, it is offered to the visitor a number of routes. Through these interpreted routes, the visitor is expected to experience the singularities of the Terva Valley, following the paths of people, animals and natural elements.

TVAP signage

The Interpretive Center, located in the village of Bobadela, is the entrance to the TVAP – the exhibition contents make the bridge to the landscape and heritage in loco, proposed through visitation routes. The main objective is to promote this territory, supported by the exploration of its potential in terms of historical, ethnographic and natural tourism.


Interpretation Center Schedule

Jan. – Mar. / Oct. – Dec.
From Tuesday to Friday
From 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h30

Apr – Sep.
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h30 

Free admission 

Group bookings (all year) by phone (+351) 276 410 200
Email: pavt@cm-boticas.pt



The Interpretive Center is located in the village of Bobadela 7.8 km from the county seat (11 minutes by car) route N312 (direction Chaves).

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Source: Unidade de Arqueologia da Universidade do Minho / Photography: TR