Located on th right bank of the Pônsul river, it is one of the oldest locations in Portugal. It may have once been the imposing town of Egitânia (visigoth period). But even before that, the lusitans and the romans lived there (Civitas Igaeditanorum, a city of the 1st century bC). The morrish invasion of Idanha-a-Velha destroyed a large portion of the vestiges from previous civilizations. There still remain, nonetheless, some monuments that date back to the roman period (a part of the walls, a semi-cylinder shaped tower, etc.).




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