Ruínas Fenícias de Tavira

Archaeological Site in Tavira

Astonishing archaeological remains found on this site just below the castelo date from the 8th century BC through to the 18th century AD. Digs have unearthed part of a Phoenician wall circa 800 BC, an ox-hide altar from the 4th century BC thought to be Turdetanian (the pre-Roman Iberian civilisation), Moorish foundations from the 12th century AD and a 17th-century Portuguese mansion.

A museum dedicated to the Phoenician and Turdetani periods is planned here once excavations have finished.