In an area measuring approximately twelve hectares between Bobadela and Castro do Brejo, there are several open-pit trenches and gaps of varied orientations, sizes and widths alongside the remains of galleries and side slopes.

Esta imagem tem um texto alternativo em branco, o nome da imagem é lagoa.jpg
Brejo Lagoon. Foto TR/VB

Around the old Forest Guard House there is the lagoon of Brejo, corresponding to an old and wide pre Roman mining extraction site.

Outside the exploitation unit, however still within the direct influence area of the site far west side exists the hillfort of Brejo believed to have been an Iron Age mining settlement.


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.