Castro de S. Lourenço

Historic Site in Esposende

Castro De São Lourenço
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Castro de S. Lourenço is a fortified village that dates back to the 4th century BC, with traces of its existence found as far back as the 17th century. During the 2nd century BC, houses were constructed on the hill in terraces, with excavations revealing housing nuclei often surrounded by flagstones. The defense of the village was ensured by three walls. From the end of the 1st century BC until the 4th century AD, the village underwent transformations, showing signs of Romanization. After a period of abandonment, Monte de S. Lourenço was once again occupied in the 14th century, and a small castle-like defensive system was built. Besides its historical and archaeological significance, Monte de S. Lourenço boasts rare scenic beauty. Its viewpoint overlooking the Atlantic allows for a stunning view of the coastline.


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Visiting Castro de S. Lourenço

Address: Castro de São Lourenço, Portugal
Duration: 30 minutes

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