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Cerro da Vila

Vilamoura, Portugal
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Ranked #5 of 14 Attractions in Vilamoura
Type: Ancient Ruins, History Museums
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Holland
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76 reviews 76 reviews
14 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

only discovered in the 1970.s it shows how the romans lived 2000 years ago. with baths central heating etc it covers a sustantial area. the museum has artefacts found on the site which we found very interesting. as pensioners we got reduced entry fees.anyone liking history would enjoy it

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

worth the 3E entrance fee. A nice morning and easy to find. Not a massive area but informative none the less

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UK
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Thank you for 3 Euro each we had a nice walk around., looking back to Roman ruins, very interesting enjoyed seeing how they went through the years. And once your finish out side walking around in lovely hot weather there is a little walk around inside. Carry on the uncovering of more land and well done to the men and... More

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London
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We asked a few people in the area the way to get to the site and nobody seemed to know it existed. Well worth a visit; well laid out with English guide information.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Not easy to find but persist because it really is worth it. With a bit of imagination, when you look around the ruins first, you can imagine Roman life as it really was. Also, you get some background info on each part. Get there early because it can get hot while viewing. Afterwards you can mooch around the museum which... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Interesting sight. We were the only people there which is a real shame as it's clearly a really good example of a Roman villa. Information was in Portuguese and English. There is also a small indoor museum showing some of the finds and further information about the sight. A worthwhile break from the pool

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Pittenweem, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Well worth the visit. We're a family of 5 aged 41-7 and we would all recommend visiting. Kept us all interested. Only cost €6 as our daughters were all 13 or under! Closed Mondays btw. Very hot but you can escape indoors to the aircon exhibition.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

It felt like such a scandal that the Irish bars in Vilamoura were heaving, whilst this window on ancient history was pretty much deserted when we visited last week. For a meagre 3 euros (kids go free) you can see some fabulous mosaics and some astonishing 3,000 year old finds. As Vilamoura is otherwise a bit of a culture-free zone... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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10 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

These Roman ruins were fantastic! We paid €3 each and we had the run of the place! We were alone in the ruins and there was a lot more to explore than usual - there was even original mosaic flooring. Would definitely recommend but be careful of your footwear as i had a slight mishap in my flip flops.

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