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The Terva Valley Archaeological Park/TVAP is a joint project of the Municipality of Boticas and the University of Minho, started in 2006, designed as a management unit for the cultural landscape. The TVAP is an archaeological park with a continuous geographical character, which integrates a set of cultural and natural values, which are relevant and representative resources of the different landscapes that have formed in the territory, incorporating visitation infrastructures, such as the Interpretation Center and the ethnological nucleus of Casa das Memórias, in Bobadela, interpreted circuits and observation platforms for heritage resources.

With about 60 km2 and 47 archaeological sites identified, THE TVAP JUSTIFIES BY ITSELF, several visits to Boticas.

TVAP signage. Photo TR/VB

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.

Observation platform in the Hillfort of Sapelos. Photo TR/VB

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 

From Tuesday to Friday
From 10h00 to 12h30 and from 14h00 to 17h00

From 10h00 to 13h00

Free admission 

Group bookings (all year) by phone (+351) 276 410 200


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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SOURCEUnidade de Arqueologia da Universidade do Minho