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Primitive Pre-Roman

Many thousands of years ago, dinosaurs dwelt on Portugal’s west coast.

Several traces of their presence have survived to the present day, including a great rarity: a concentration of 180 carnivorous dinosaur eggs, the second largest nest of this kind in the world and the only one containing embryos.

Find out all about this history at the Lourinhã Municipal Museum and see some real dinosaur footprints at Pedreira do Galinha, in the Serra de Aires e dos Candeeiros Natural Park.

In the Vale do Côa Archaeological Park, you will find the world’s largest open-air museum of Paleolithic art, with rock carvings from 25.000 years ago, with over 60 rock cores, spread over 26 kilometers, as well as paintings from recent prehistory and even from the Iron Age. These ancestral creations have been classified as World Heritage.

Portugal is populated since early ages over  6.000 BC by a diversity of peoples coming from Central Europe and Mediterranean and its inhabitants left their marks of existence on many Megalithic formations like Cromeleques, Antas and Dolmens, some older than Stonehenge, some 6000 years BC and used for their religious ceremonies and rituals.   

You will find an interesting series of examples of Megalithic art like the Cromeleque do Xerez, the Cromoleque dos Almendres, as well as the Anta Grande do Zambujeiro and also primitive ritual Sanctuaries like the Panoias Sanctuary where God Serapis was culted.

Remains of pre-Roman fortified settlements can also be found all over the country, with the most notable examples being Citânia de Briteiros and Castro da Cola.

Portugal was also continuously populated by a diversity of peoples like Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths which blended with locals to produce a wide range of human diversity and also religious cult diversity.

When visiting some Primitive Sanctuaries learn over the rituals and religious ceremonies performed there like Dream Incubation, Initiation rituals and Sacrifices to Gods.

Be amazed when visiting some Primitive Sanctuaries to the Mother Goddess, to the Sun-Moon and feel the powerful energy still present there.

Normally such primitive religious cults were made at high mountains in close connection with nature energetic centers well chosen for this religious purpose. 

 

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Meadas Megalithic rock

Panóias

Foz Côa

Tours Overviews

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Primitive Pre-Roman

Walk near real dinosaur footprints at Candeeiros Natural Park and learn over their presence in Portugal.

Castles-Palaces and Historical villages

Enjoy the Aristocratic living at Queluz Palace.

Wine Tasting    

Visit wine plantations  and taste the famous Porto wine but also Red and White wines.

Primitive Pre-Roman      

See Paleolithic Rock Art with 25.000 years old at Coa Valley classified as Unesco Heritage.

Castles-Palaces and Historical villages   

Marvel at the Romantic Pena Palace at Sintra.

Wine Tasting   

Visit Wine cellars and taste the best wines produced.

Primitive Pre-Roman

Visit the Almendres Megalithic Sanctuary dated 6000 BC, older than Stonehenge and learn over its usage and rituals done there.

 

Castles-Palaces and Historical villages   

Visit Modern Art Expositions in old Palaces.

Churches and Monasteries  

Visit Unesco Heritage Manuelin style Jeronimos  Monastery.

Roman and Arab   

Learn over the Arab presence in South Portugal in Arab made castles like Mertola.

Primitive Pre-Roman    

Visit primitive Sanctuaries to Mother Goddess, to the Sun and to the Moon and be amazed to feel how the energy is still powerful at such places.    

Primitive Pre-Roman    

While visiting Xerez Cromeleque learn over its astronomical function and the astrological precision of  its rocks placement.

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Roman and Arab    

Visit the Roman villa of Conimbriga, learn their history and be marveled with their beautiful mosaics.

Templar Order   

Learn over Templar Order history in Portugal in their main Castle at Tomar.

Gastronomy     

Taste the famous sweets Pastel de Nata.

Roman and Arab   

Marvel at the grandeur of the Roman Temple to Diana at Évora.

Castles-Palaces and Historical villages   

Visit the Templar Fortress at Almourol, an island in Tejo River.

Gastronomy

Taste the typical grilled sardines.

Roman and Arab   

Visit Roman archeological sites and ruins like Mirobriga.

Primitive Pre-Roman    

Learn over the Sacrifice rituals held at Panoias Primitive Sanctuary to God Serapis.

Castles-Palaces and Historical villages   

Visit and learn over life in Middle Age castles.

Churches and Monasteries  

Visit Romanic style churches like Rates.

Roman and Arab   

Marvel the well preserved ruins of São Cucufate.

Churches and Monasteries  

Learn how old Pagan Sanctuaries were converted into Christian churches.

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Churches and Monasteries  

Visit and be amazed by the beautiful architecture of the Gothic Monastery of Batalha.

Mystical and Pilgrimage    

Feel the intense religious spirit present at Fatima, the main pilgrimage location in Portugal and learn how Virgin Mary appeared to three humble little children in 1917.

Hotel Accomodation          

Sleep in old Palaces restored to luxury standards.

Churches and Monasteries  

Learn over Manuelin style at Conception’s church.

Mystical and Pilgrimage

Learn over dream incubation and sacrifice rituals to God Endovelicus held at Rocha Mina Primitive Santuary.

Hotel Accomodation

Sleep like a King in century old Castles restored to luxury standards.

Churches and Monasteries  

Be amazed to learn about the Monks’ life at Alcobaça Gothic Monastery.

Roman and Arab   

Visit Roman thermal Baths still preserved at Óbidos.

Primitive Pre-Roman    

Visit Pre-Roman settlements like Citania de Briteiros and learn how people lived then.

Castles-Palaces and Historical villages   

Visit Border Fortresses that protected against Arab and Spanish invasions.

Churches and Monasteries  

Be amazed when you visit the luxurious Golden style of Baroque churches like São Francisco at Porto.

Castles-Palaces and Historical villages   

Visit remote mountain villages built from granite and schist where you can find tranquility to relax and learn over their history.