This is an amazing place, the number of complete mosaics and designs are just breathtaking. The entrance fee is very cheap however if you visit on a Sunday it's free.
This is a very big site, with very little shade. We were there in October, so the sun wasn't too strong, but it was still quite exhausting. The only shaded bits are the House of the Fountains and a few areas at the back of the Forum. A sunshade and some water is highly recommended. The House of the Fountains... More
One is able to walk around the remains of this city and imagine how civilized life was during the Roman times, extensive mosaics, pipework, baths etc. It covers acres and good walking shoes are necessary. Many artifacts, all from the location, are housed in the museum. There is a cafe, but also a very pleasant outdoor picnic area, so make... More
We thought we had seen some of the best preserved Roman mosaic floors and walkways while sailing in Turkey, but the acres of display in Conimbriga dwarfed previous experience. The grounds and museum are first class and well worth the time to visit. Allow at least 2 hours to walk though the ruins and visit the museum.
a microcosm of the decline and fall of the roman empire , you really feel for the inhabitants as their world collapsed around then leaving some spectacular mosaics and other ruins as the only moment of once powerful and privileged lives; memento mori !
Conimbriga Roman ruins are a must....amazingly well preserved mosaics. The museum is ok...it was very noisy when we were there with a loud tour guide doing her bit. The model of what the forum would've looked like is great....a model of the whole town would be even better.
The ruins are very large, and visiting them could be a great experience if there where more explanation signs, and drawings of what it looked like. You can see, a lot of money (too much) was spend on fancy footpaths but they probably ran out of money
This was not a part of our original itinerary but read about it in one of the guide books and it was on the way so we stopped and are glad we did. Beautiful tile work on the floors from the 1st century. Amazing how well preserved they are.
This is the best Roman ruins in Portugal. Located south of Coimbra in an open plain. This site is very extensive with facilities for tourists. It has it's own museum, restaurant, cafe, and Souvenir shop. Be prepared to walk in the hot days of summer. The site goes back to the first century AD, wonderful mosiac floors with some Visigoth... More
These ruins were more extensive than I had imagined. Lots of mosaics and foundations from a variety of building types. They are in quite good shape. This was a bit hard to find (signs took us all through the new city, only to dump us on a main road with no direction. But it was worth the hunt!
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