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“Tranquil and fascinating.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cerro da Vila

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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Crewe
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tranquil and fascinating.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

We really enjoyed this site. Visitors are allowed to roam freely over much of the site, with more freedom than at other roman sites.

Visited January 2013
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Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
27 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“A perspective of Classical Rome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Cerro da Vila is a wonderful place for those who have an interest in History or Archaeology, particularly the History of the Roman Empire. It is a very well maintained archaelogical site, with some work still being done, and it makes for a pleasant walk of ~1 hour. The museum is not that big, the Villa is really the main attraction here. The price is quite cheap, only 3€ per adult, and it is located very close to Vilamoura's Marina.

Visited February 2012
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Cornwall
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Interesting look at Roman life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013 via mobile

Bigger than it looks, this Roman Villa offers a great view of Roman times and the part the Romans played in the history of the area. We were greeted on arrival by one of the archaeologists, and could see into the lab where they were still analysing finds from the site. The ruins are well mapped out in the free leaflet and include mosaics and hypercausts, amongst the villa buildings. The museum is quite small but houses many artefacts, many of them lovingly restored. Good value at 3 euros per adult.

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Birmingham
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Fascinating glimpse into Roman home life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Extensive floor plans with mosaics and even a swimming pool. There was an olive press and it used to be a port. The signs had good pictures to help you understand what it was like in all its glory

Visited November 2012
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glasgow
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“very interesting place to visit Let your imagination run wild”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

My husband was not in the least bit interested in visiting this attraction but I have always had a serious interest in this kind of attraction so I dragged him in and was very surprised to find that i could not drag him out after we had walked around. I love to imagine being there in the Roman times and have studied their way of life so found all these ruins fascinating.
the cost was only 3 euros each and was great value for money. They also have a small museum you can look around and this displays the artifacts that they have found.
A great treat for all the family to learn ancient history.

Visited September 2012
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