Notwithstanding its name, it is now known that this cava (an ancient Roman camp) located next to Largo da Feira de São Mateus in Viseu does not have anything to do with Viriathus, the Lusitanian warrior whose statue decorates this place.
The Epigraph Archive of Idanha-a-Velha was designed by architects Alexandre Alves Costa and Sérgio Fernandez (2008).
Although the city started as a hill fort, it was during Roman times that Viseu confirmed its importance. The city’s growth can be explained thanks to its central position where many Roman roads in the region met. From the 1st century onwards, according to some Historians, the Romans “built a walled perimeter”.
The goal of the entire complex of the Côa Valley Archaeological Park is to provide its visitors with a singular version of a unique and striking space in the History of human artistic and social evolution.
8 miles far from Conímbriga, in Rabaçal, the pavements of the old Palace show the ancient influences of the Middle East!