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and see more about the surroundings, but didn't understood how I got there. But it's a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 17 November 2016
Lisbon, Portugal
Cava de Viriato / Viseu

A historic place, ancient Roman walls, to see an old fortresss and the liberty statue of Variato... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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28 Apr 2018
“Cava de Viriato / Viseu”
6 Oct 2017
“Is this a joke?”
Estrada Circunvalacao, 53, Viseu, Portugal
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

A historic place, ancient Roman walls, to see an old fortresss and the liberty statue of Variato, warrior against the Roman, he defend the city and his remparts.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

A monument that you can't see, information that doesn't exist....for us it was just a nice-ish walk. But still don't understand what were we supposed to have seen.

Thank pjm_pt
Reviewed 24 February 2017

You will find the statue on the outside of the city, the “Cava de Viriato” was a fortress surrounded by water and located to the North of the city of Viseu, and is nominated as National Monument sins 1910. The fortress had an octagonal form...More

1  Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 17 November 2016

and see more about the surroundings, but didn't understood how I got there. But it's a beautiful monument to this heroe.

Thank filipags
Reviewed 2 January 2016

This is, oddly, one of the most popular monuments in Viseu. Viriato was a shepherd who lead the lusitanians in the resistance against the romans. It is said that he was born / lived in the Viseu area and made his headquarters on the grounds...More

1  Thank Pedro P
Reviewed 9 December 2015

Worth seeing if you're in Viseu, but it's literally a statue and a big octagonal raised mound surrounding some farmland. It's a nice walk around the octagon, and the history is interesting.

Thank Luci R
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Something unique. Described as an ancient earth wall Arab barracks hence its octagonal shape!it It is said that exists only one other identical octogonal earth wall barracks in Iraq. It is a notable vestige of Arab military occupation of the Iberian peninsula, (in this region,...More

6  Thank John E
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