The Batocas mining extraction site is located between the watercourses of Ardãos and Sangrinheira, it has around 550 meters in its North/South direction and 260 meters between the East and West.

Lagoon of Batocas. Photo TR/VB

Dense oak tree forests, and the occasional small lagoon, currently cover the area. The mining site includes wide ‘cuts’ and trenches and the entrance to the galleries can be seen on the side slopes.

Near the exploitation IS THE roman SETTLEMENT OF Batocas.

Roman settlement of Batocas. Photo TR/VB

Overhanging the exploitation area is the Roman mining settlement of Batocas that is currently under archaeological research.

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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