Aquis Querquennis

Welcome to Aquis Querquennis

Dynamic Gerês-Xurés Project (INTERREG V A España Portugal 2014-2020 Program).

The Gerês-Xurés project is co-financed at 75% of the European Rex Development Fund (ERDF) through the INTERREG V Program in Spain Portugal (POCTEP) 2014-2020

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Guided Tour

A tour through virtual reconstructions created from the latest information available as of 2018.

THE VIA NOVA

Importance of the inland route connecting Braga and Astorga. Presence of gold in the parish. Appearance of new settlements and novel lifestyle practices (Baños de Riocaldo).

THE GATES OF THE FORT

Watch tower. Commanding a view of both those outside and those found inside the fort.

THE BARRACKS

Everyday life. Quarters where meals are prepared, sleeping quarters, life is lived side by side with the other soldiers. Within Aquis Querquennis there are interior courtyards for social gatherings, games, and similar.

HEADQUARTERS

Administrative area: paperwork, state officials… where a typical bureaucratic mess can be depicted: for example, a dispute over contracts.

THE HOSPITAL

Military hospitals are historic landmarks. These are the first representatives of their kind and further indicate that the state looked after the health of its troops. Not because they were special, rather owing to the fact that they were the only institutional representatives of the state on site and because they were also a valuable resource: it took time to train them.

THE GRANARIES (“HORREA”)

These illustrate the enormous undertaking involved in military logistics. Their use involved the gathering of produce in pace with the rhythms of agricultural output and played a role in tax collection.