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Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

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Address: Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal
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+351 239 941 177
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Roman ruins on the Camino Portuguese in Conimbriga, Portugal

Stop and spend some time in Portugal's largest roman ruins, the attached museum and grab a bite to eat at there nice outdoor cafe. I didn't plan on stopping but a fellow traveler... read more

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Stop and spend some time in Portugal's largest roman ruins, the attached museum and grab a bite to eat at there nice outdoor cafe. I didn't plan on stopping but a fellow traveler got me excited and I'm so happy I did. There is so much to explore and see. It would be a shame to miss. The ruins are... More 

Thank mrportland
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are interested in Roman history, this is a place you must visit if you can. There has been a city at this site for thousands of years, occupation being mainly by Celtic people until the Romans marched on Portugal and found this to be a good spot for themselves. Nearly every part of the city has a connection... More 

Thank helenart2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To discover a buried Roman city is one thing - to spend the next 80 years painstakingly uncovering it, rebuilding fragments to give a sense of scale and opening it for all to be stunned by, that is exceptionally rare. Located near Coimbra, this site is a jewel which, if it were in almost any other country would be rammed... More 

Thank Neil B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is located in Coimbriga just a short bus ride outside Coimbra and is well worth the visit. You can take a local bus which drops you off at the entrance and allows you 3 hours to look about then picks you up on the return and takes you back into Coimbra. The ruins were originally a summer place for... More 

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ruins at the Museu Monografico de Conimbriga are worth the stop if you are interested in history. It is a great location to walk around and enjoy nature. There are signs near the main attractions that explain the history and geography of the ruins. Having visited other Roman ruins in the past in other countries, I was not overly... More 

Thank Lizabi
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

I've seen a few roman ruins in my time and I must admit I was surprised at how large a area it covered so don't be surprised if you spend quite a lot of time here.all the ruins were well signed and the museum on site was very informative and well worth a visit.

Thank alittletoolate
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We have visited a number of Roman Ruins across Europe, and these are some of the best. The area is relatively large and there are exquisite mosaics which are still intact. You can see the forum and several buildings with Hypocausts. The outline of several "houses" are intact and you can identify different parts of the city. The only ruin... More 

Thank Brssjunk
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Reviewed 10 December 2016

Granted I have never been to other Roman ruins, so I don't know how this compares, but I really enjoyed the morning that I spent here. If you were very knowledgeable about the topic, you might be able to spend a whole day here, but I found that after a morning of trying to absorb all the information I was... More 

Thank Sarah W
Burlington, Vermont
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Reviewed 2 December 2016

A half hour drive from Coimbra takes you to the astonishingly well-preserved and displayed pre-Roman city, which you can explore on your own on well planned walking paths (wear proper shoes). Aqueducts, mosaics, baths, forums, amphitheater, homes, walls, and much more. Approx. 17% of the large city is excavated. A modern museum (do after the walking tour) explains in detail... More 

Thank kathy46818
Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

There is so much to see (Mosaics, Houses, Forum, Baths, Garden Fountains, etc) that you need an hour to visit and appreciate the excavations. A large Roman city built on an inland headland shaped hill. Less than half excavated you can still be taken in by the scale of building and organisation. The museum visit helps to piece it all... More 

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