The Tresminas Roman Mining Complex was one of the most important gold explorations of the Roman Empire. The first and second centuries AD were of intense mining activity, mainly for the exploration of gold, but also of other ores, such as silver and lead. From these works resulted a monumental group formed by the exploration cuts in the open sky and by an interesting complex of wells and subterranean galleries.
Located in the center of the village of Tresminas, in the immediate vicinity of the church of St. Miguel, the museum nucleus is composed of interior and exterior exhibition areas allowing the historical-archeological and natural setting of the mining area by placing the visitor in contact with the technology applied at the roman time.
Interpretation Center Schedule
Open every day from 10h00 to 18h00
Tresminas Interpretation Center, Vila Pouca de Aguiar.
44 km (about 1 hour drive) from Boticas, route R311 and N2 (direction Vila Real).
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Source: Tresminas / Photography: TR