We found the Celtic ruins!
With our return to northern Portugal, we were finally able to take our long-delayed trip to Guimarães. It was certainly worth the wait! (But that overview will be a different post.)
In Gumarães, we stumbled across the Citânia de Briteiros in 1875 and the museum housing his discoveries was inaugurated in 1885. It is one of the oldest in Portugal, with a collection that includes thousands of pieces gathered from his lifetime, including many pre-Roman Celtiberian and Roman artifacts. In addition to tiles, weapons and other tools, it showcases Celtic and Roman sculpture, gravestones and statues. It took the sting off of the ruins in Viana do Castelo being closed!