Vila Real

Santuário de Panóias

Monuments | Religious Architecture

Built during the transition of the 2nd to the 3rd the century by the Roman senator Caius Calpurnius Rufinus, this sanctuary was dedicated to the Infernal deities headed by Serapis and the deities of the Lapiteas, an indigenous ethnic group of the region. In the 3 temples, built on imposing granite outcrops, initiation rituals took place, with the procession culminating in the incubator ceremony - the ritual death, burial and symbolic resurrection of the initiates.

Vila Real

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Schedule

Tuesday: 14h00-17h00
Wednesday to Sunday: 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed on January 1, Easter Sunday, May 1 and December 25

Price

2 € (general admission)

Contact

Tel .: +351 259 336 322
Email: panoias@culturanorte.gov.pt, geral@culturanorte.gov.pt

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