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Villa Romana La Olmeda

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Address: 34116 Pedrosa de la Vega, Spain
Phone Number: 0034 979 119 997
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10:30 am - 6:30 pm
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Very intresting and beautiful place.

For families with very young children, say 2 years old because they have to be quiet during the guided tour. But If you don't do the tour it's a perfect tourist attraction... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
Youno
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Oviedo, Spain
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars 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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4 of 5 stars 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 took us to the auditorium and played the wee movie clip they have in english... More 

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Oviedo, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

For families with very young children, say 2 years old because they have to be quiet during the guided tour. But If you don't do the tour it's a perfect tourist attraction. Beautifully and well preserved mosaics. Friendly personel with a lot of knowledge which they trapassed with enthusiasm. A nice playcorner for children in the coffeebar. Where you can... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

I have to admit that we visited the Villa Romana la Olmeda a little bit on the off-chance. We had read about it in the Rough Guide, just happened to be passing on the motorway, and saw the huge signs directing us on a very straight (Roman) road to the site. The car park was virtually empty when we arrived,... More 

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Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is not only an outstanding bit of Roman history and restoration, it is about the only really worthwhile tourist attraction in the neighborhood. It's not very easy to find --by some quirk of bureaucracy, the location is only signposted for people traveling from the south or east, not the west or north. Once you arrive, it's like a huge... More 

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aberystwyth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

On our drive through Spain to Portugal we planned on visiting a few Roman sites. Less than a 3 hour drive from Santander this "Villa" is well sign posted off the motorway. Superb mosaics and very welcoming and helpful staff. They even put on the video show in english especially for us. The small cafe has some delicious local food... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I came across a sign "Villa Romana" on the way from Burgos to Coruna and followed the signs. It was well worth the detour - fine mosaics and generally good state of preservation. It's off the beaten track, but if you're in the area, it's a good way to spend a few hours.

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Pittsford, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Hey ... don't miss this this place. Excellent experience with wonderful people to assist in your understanding of the 4th century find only about a meter below the farm land. Amazing that it was not discover before 1968.

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259 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

A significant cultural landmark of spain. A well designed and engaging space. I particularly liked the rotatable 3d viewers showing how the villa once looked.

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