On this tour, you explore the mines of the Tresminas complex, the largest gold deposit of the Roman Empire. We'll also visit the curious ecological houses in the Pedras Salgadas Park.
Tresminas Mines + Pedras Salgadas Tour
We'll pick you up from your hotel at the time you choose to go to Tresminas, 30 minutes from Vila Pouca de Aguiar. Are you ready to explore these caves? We'll head into the caves of the Tresminas Archaeological Park, one of the largest mines in the Roman Empire.
This complex was used to extract gold from the time of Emperor Augustus, in 27 BC, until the 3rd century. It's formed by a system of galleries that we'll explore during this tour, all of which are used for filtering and transporting this precious mineral.
After exploring the mines, we'll go to the Tresminas Interpretation Centre to learn more about the importance of this place for Augustus' monetary reform and Roman society. We'll discover not only the past but also the present of this mining complex and its heritage.
The last stop of the tour will be at the Pedras Salgadas Park, an oasis of peace and nature famous for its thermal waters, which receive hundreds of visitors every year. But what really attracts attention is its complex of eco-lodges, scattered throughout the 40 hectares of the park and with futuristic designs.
We'll take a walk through the park before dropping you back off at your hotel in Vila Pouca de Aguiar after a four-hour tour.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
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Children under 5 years oldUS$ 41.70
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in english, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Hotel pick up and drop off (€ 10 (US$ 11.90) per person).
Transport by car or minibus.
English speaking guide.
When to book?
You can book up until 2 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
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No, not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.