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“Arqueological site of a Roman Villa and production facilities” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cerro da Vila

Cerro da Vila
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Vilamoura to Quarteira Bike Tour
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in Vilamoura
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Guimaraes, Portugal
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35 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Arqueological site of a Roman Villa and production facilities”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very nice and well preserved Roman Villa remains, with a small in site museum. Already the Romans were enjoying Vilamoura beaches. Very curious production facilities of garum, a fish preparation. Definitely deserves a visit!!!!

Visited March 2013
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Crewe
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Tranquil and fascinating.”
5 of 5 bubbles 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, Portugal
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A perspective of Classical Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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81 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Interesting look at Roman life”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fascinating glimpse into Roman home life”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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