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Cerro da Vila

Ancient ruins, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Address: Vilamoura, Portugal

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The other Vilamoura

Despite adjoining the harbour and having its own museum building it is little publicised with few signs to let people know it's there. If you are interested in the Roman history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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South Wales
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South Wales
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94 reviews 94 reviews
68 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Despite adjoining the harbour and having its own museum building it is little publicised with few signs to let people know it's there. If you are interested in the Roman history of the area you could easily spend several hours in reading the detail of what remains or alternatively spend a short period of time looking at the basic information... More 

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Brotton, United Kingdom
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178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The title says it all really, but worth a look. Interesting to see in Vilamoura considering everything else appears to circa 1974. I love looki g at historical ruins like this and the mosaics unearthed are fascinating.

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Great Britain
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Worth a visit if you fancy doing something different than lazing in the sun. Very informative and well worth the 3 euro entrance fee

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

Def worth a gander and a bargain at €3. Great contrast to the usual lazing about drinking and sunbathing. Take the time to read the signs and imagine the villa as it once was.

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Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Generally Portugal - sun. sand sea. You little realise that there are historical architectural gems kicking about the place. We quite literally fell across this one on a visit to Vilamoura. There is plenty to walk around; the information boards are fantastic and give a clear idea of what went on where. When you get down to where the wharf... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Large ruined villa, lots to walk round, very interesting, lovely mosaic still in tact. Only €3 to get in, well worth it.

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A really nice, well laid out and interesting museum and archealogical site. This is an excavation of a Roman villa and associated buildings which were later occupied by the Moors. It is still being worked on and we got to glimpse into the researchers room with finds laid out on tables being worked on. Well worth the 3 Euros entry... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

ruins that give a clear idea what this villa was like. Very simple signs that give basic information though. Spent 30-45 minutes there, was only 3euros per person! A nice break and abit of culture just next to the marina. Worth a visit!

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Cropwell Bishop, United Kingdom
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33 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We spent a pleasant 90 minutes strolling around this fairly recently discovered site. Very pleasant and informative staff who advised on how the excavation is proceeding on their well presented level and tidy site. Adjacent to a small but comprehensive museum is a large research room that houses artefacts that have been discovered on the site. Understandably this room is... More 

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Holland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

A nice view of Villamoura in Roman times, it is a special feeling to walk freely between the remnants of buildings and avenues. The mosaic floors are a special treat! Still lots of work to be done and to excavate because this is not a finished and polished site and that makes it all the more interesting!

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