Casal Romano da Malafaia

History, Art and Culture

| Archeological Treasures


The Casal Romano da Malafaia is an archaeological site of great regional importance, formed by the ruins of what appears to be a farm from the roman era. Occupied since the 1st and 2nd centuries of our era, extending probably to the 6th and 7th centuries, the site was then abandoned and occupied again during the reconquest period, more specifically between the 8th and 9th - 10th centuries. In addition to witnessing a typology of roman settlements not very well known in northern Portugal, Malafaia documents the ancestry of land occupation of Arda basin’s small valleys, that is still today the region’s economic matrix. 

Access to the point of interest: by car; easy