Calçadinha Romana de São Brás de Alportel (São Brás de Alportel Roman Road)
The São Brás de Alportel "Calçadinha" is an ancient Roman road. It is a monument in the process of classification is the historical and archaeological ex-libris of this town of Algarve.
The Explanatory Center of São Brás de Alportel "Calçadinha" is located in the building of the former municipal slaughterhouse, refurbished in this new cultural space. The objectives of this center are to investigate, protect and promote "Calçadinha" São Brás de Alportel. This site is coordinating the work of archaeological research developed in the municipality.
This center is a permanent exhibition - "Calçadinha" São Brás and archaeological heritage of the county.
How to Visit
From the Explanatory Center and Home of the "Calçadinha" the visitor is guided on a walking over 1480 meters in two sections. On the way there are 12 information boards about the village of Sao Bras de Alportel,
the history of the site, the remains and archaeological materials found in the general aspects of the Roman roads of the Algarve, construction techniques and peculiarities of both sections.
In section A, with about 100m long, there is a paved renovated in the XIXth Century. In section B, with about 550m in length, there is a paved probably of Roman origin
You may also visit Tôr Roman Bridge, 15Km West from here, after the typicall village of Querença
Groups of visitors with between 6 and 25 members can request previously a tour Guided of the "Calçadinha" and Historic Center.
Explanatory Center and Home of Calçadinha São Brás de Alportel
Address: Rua do Matadour No 2 8150-135 São Brás de Alportel
Phone: 289 840 004
Fax: 289 842 455
E-mail: centro.calcadinha @ cm-sbras.pt
Nearby: Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença (10mn drive)
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