ANCIENT LAND

The landscape of Baião is today the result of the distinct way in which man occupied and transformed the territory over thousands of years, resulting in a landscape of great cultural value, with a strong heritage. The oldest occupation of this territory was in the central plateaus of the mountains of Aboboreira and the castle and date back to recent pre-historic times, which cover a long chronological period of four thousand years (5th to the 1st Millennium B.C.)…

The occupation of the region continues throughout the medieval period, standing out the hill of the Castle of Matos. Strong brand in the landscape and the identity of Baião because it was the place chosen by the lord of this territory for the construction of ...

During the Roman occupation of this territory the populations already inhabited preferentially in the slopes and in the valleys of the main waterways, with natural highlight for those of Ovil and Douro. There are traces of trails ...

From the first vestiges of human occupation of this territory, the tombs with mamoa are highlighted, by their quantity, diversity and visibility, still marking the scenic landscape of the Aboboreira ....

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