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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Museum, Roman Ruins, Mosaics OH MY!

Only 17% of huge site has been excavated. Defensive walls 12 feet thick, portions of the Roman road originally connecting Lisbon to Braga, partially reconstructed Forum and more... read more

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Only 17% of huge site has been excavated. Defensive walls 12 feet thick, portions of the Roman road originally connecting Lisbon to Braga, partially reconstructed Forum and more. Wonderfully preserved mosaics with lovely added collection of Roman artifacts (glass, coins, pottery, etc.,) in well appointed Museum. Takes about 2 hours to walk entire site, add 1/2 hour for glass of... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 453 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made the trip here on the way to Coimbra because we had never seen Roman ruins before. The striking thing about them is in the covered area, the so-called House of the Fountains - beautiful mosaics. They date from 193 to 235 AD. Except for a couple of columns, it's hard to tell what the other parts of the... More 

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Pelham, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. An absolute must see. We were traveling from Coimbra to Porta and stopped by here for a couple of hours. Well worth it. Extensive ruins, amazing mosaic floors. Definitely worth a detour

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent almost 2 hours walking around the grounds, looking at the things mentioned in the signs (in Portuguese and English). The tile mosaics on the floors were great, many still have the colors of 2000 years ago. Most of the ruins are more like ruble on the ground. Due to time constraints, we did not visit the museum. There... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

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 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 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 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

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 

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

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 

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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.

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