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Villa Romana La Olmeda

Carretera CL 615, Km. 55, 34116 Pedrosa de la Vega, Spain
+34 979 11 99 97
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The wonder of Roman civilization in Spain

At the latest stages of Roman Spain, 1600 years ago somebody built this enormous 4400 m2 villa... read more

Reviewed June 6, 2018
martinezcm
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Kansas City, Missouri
The ancient Romans come to life in Spain

An excellent Roman site with fantastic mosaics. Well organised and laid out with very helpful staff.

Reviewed May 28, 2018
William T
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Archaeological site owned by Diputación de Palencia. Roman period. 4th century aD. Asset of Cultural Interest.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Carretera CL 615, Km. 55, 34116 Pedrosa de la Vega, Spain
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+34 979 11 99 97
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Reviewed June 6, 2018

At the latest stages of Roman Spain, 1600 years ago somebody built this enormous 4400 m2 villa. With four tower at each corner it was self sufficient compound in some fields North of Palencia. Discovered in 1968 was uncovered during a few decades and by...More

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Reviewed May 28, 2018

An excellent Roman site with fantastic mosaics. Well organised and laid out with very helpful staff.

Thank William T
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Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

We have a huge interest in Roman history and seek it out wherever we are. Read the TA reviews and were looking forward to this. But honestly? Nothing prepares you for the magnitude and perfection of these beautiful mosaics. The museum has done a wonderful...More

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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Located in the middle of cultivated lands, it was a stroke of luck what allowed us to enjoy this beautiful vila nowadays. The signs are good to get here from Carrion de los Condes, and it is well worth the detour if in the area....More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

This is the remains of an enormous Roman villa, something like Fishbourne in Hampshire for those who have been there, but with startlingly well preserved mosaics of outstanding quality and craftsmanship. These are preserved within a huge modern roofed structure which keeps the weather off...More

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Reviewed October 18, 2016

Beautiful site. Very modern building around the excavation. There are some videos that give you a good impression of the ancient times and how the place looked like and how rhe people lived. And the good state of the mosaics are awesome.

Thank Anne P
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

A superb hunting mosaic well displayed and protected in the context of a luxurious Roman villa. If you have only a moderate interest in the roman world, this is worth a visit.

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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

Although a 25km detour from the Burgos-Leon motorway, this is one exhibit we are relieved we didn't miss. Undercover so great as it was raining heavily, the Reception staff spoke English and had a pamphlet in English. They turned the audiovisual presentation in the theatre...More

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed June 3, 2016

This enormous site situated in a modern building is well worth a visit and the quality of the mosaics are excellent. The staff are friendly and very helpful and happy to give a tour in English.

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Reviewed November 4, 2015

We were driving through from San Sebastian to Santiago de Compostela and took a detour to this on the way to Leon. Just amazing to see the history from roman times, the mosaic on the floors etc. Cleverly preserved - staff were really helpful and...More

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