The Monte Padrão is one of the main cultural references of the Santo Tirso municipality. Due to its unique characteristics, it occupies a prominent place in the northern Portugal archaeological panorama, with evidence of a long occupation, which begins in the Final Bronze Age and lasts until the second quarter of the XVII century.
It is located in the parish of Monte Córdova, municipality of Santo Tirso, district of Porto, a few kilometres southeast of the county seat. It is classified as a National Monument since 1910, benefiting from a Special Protection Zone established in 2011.
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