The Hillfort of Sapelos is located on a promontory in an elongated spur, on the left bank of the Terva river.

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Hillfort of Sapelos. Photo TR/VB

FROM THE TOP OF THE PROMONTORY ONE BENEFITS FROM ONE OF THE 10 MOST SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF BOTICAS.

With two wall lines, consisting of granite and quartzite elements, the settlement presents a reinforced defense by two large surrounding pits, which are crossed by long ditches of probable mining extraction, forming a complex system of pits and ditches of equally complex interpretation.

Hillfort of Sapelos. Photo TR/VB

On the upper platform you can see traces of circular-plan houses.

Location

Dirt roads are not suitable for lightweight passenger vehicles.

Learn more about the Terva Valley Archaeological Park (TVAP) here.

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

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