THE VIA NOVA
The Via Nova marks the passage of Rome between Galicia and Portugal. Under the names of Via Nova and Via XVIII it linked the towns of Braga (Bracara Augusta) in Portugal and Astorga (Asturica Augusta).
They are linked by roughly 315 kilometres of Roman road. Its creation can be traced to the mining of gold and brought with it new population cores and new customs.
The Via Nova is one of the itineraries that conserves the greatest number of milestones in Europe.
The establishment of an internal road allowed better administrative management and economic exploitation of the territory.
As a result, the route also served to interchange surpluses that allowed the local communities to pay their taxes.