MILENARY LAND

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 region was continuously occupied during the medieval times, notably the hilltop of the Castle of Matos. It has a strong presence in the landscape and is an important part of Baião’s identity as it was the place chosen by the lord...

During the Roman occupation of this territory the people opted to live mainly on the slopes and valleys of the main water courses, with the river Ovil and Douro obviously standing out. That is where remains of Roman tracks and various...

Among the first remains of human occupation of this territory, the graves with tumulus stand out due to their quantity, diversity and visibility, as they continue to be a part of the scenic landscape of the Aboboreira mountains....