Welcome to Porto de Mós

Porto de Mós was a major Roman settlement, whose residents used the Lena to ferry millstones from a nearby quarry. The region remains an important centre for quarrying the black-and-white stones used in calçada portuguesa, the mosaic-style pavements seen throughout Portugal.

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Private Tour - Caves

In tour caves, we began to visit the Caves of Alvados and Sto. Antonio down the mountain, we passed Porto Mós and also visited a Roman road. Down further south, we passed through Nazareth and Obidos. The trip ends in Lisbon.- The caves of Santo António and Alvados are located in the Sierra of nearby lamps each other. The first was discovered in 1955 and stand out for their monumental the room covered, small streams and natural lakes and totally full of stalactites and stalagmites. The Alvados caves are noted for continuous corridors where finally unexpectedly open in small uneven areas and natural lakes, in addition it contains numerous tunnels interrupted by deep ravines characteristic of the region.The visit to both caves - extraordinary work of nature - invites us to plunge into a natural imaginary adventure for each unravel.- The Castle of Porto de Mos, was built from the rubble of a military outpost of the Roman guard. Over the centuries it has had on their construction projects centuries military, Gothic and Renaissance influences based on a pentagonal structure with reinforcement towers at the corners. With Alfonso 2nd Duke of Bragança, son of the Dukes of Bragança this stops being a medieval structure - one watchman to become a residential palace. With the earthquake of 1755, it destroyed a part of the castle. In 1936, the first place is the monument recovery intervention, continuing until 1999, allowing the castle bear its characteristic luster.Since 1910, as a National Monument.- Nazareth land of fishermen and known by the seven skirts of their wives. Nazare is known for the spot, a place of history and viewpoint with fantastic views over the Atlantic. Currently Nazareth is also known by the North Beach where the world's best surfers defy the biggest waves in the world.- Obidos land of great location, which in the past had navigable access to the sea through the pond arms. Passed through here Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs, before the conquest by D Afonso Henriques. The 1755 earthquake brought down part of the wall and some buildings. Return to Lisbon.