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Cerro da Vila

Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
+351 289 312 153
Review Highlights

Nicely kept and very informative...an atmospheric break from noist Vilamoura. For 3 erous a must see

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Keystone, Colorado
Really worth a visit

Knew we had to go here on our Portugal holiday and we enjoyed the experience, glad we did. There's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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“roman villa” (30 reviews)
“small museum” (15 reviews)
“worth a visit” (23 reviews)
Vilamoura, Quarteira, Portugal
+351 289 312 153
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely kept and very informative...an atmospheric break from noist Vilamoura. For 3 erous a must see

Thank nation99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Knew we had to go here on our Portugal holiday and we enjoyed the experience, glad we did. There's a lot to see even though the site is not massive.

Thank c5678h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Able to walk on some of the ruin and therefore begin to understand how this settlement functioned, as well as its place in the workings of the Roman Empire. It only takes an hour or so including the museum. We timed the visit as a...More

Thank devizesbluebird
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking forward to seeing these ruins - and it was enjoyable however we were done in about an hour, hour and a bit. It's a interesting feeling standing on mosaic realising how much history those tiles hold. If you like history and archaeology,...More

1  Thank KJ S
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Having been to Vilamoura many times we kept saying "We must visit Cerro da Vila" So glad we did, fascinating insight into roman times and walking around a roman vila, without restriction was a privilege. Thoroughly enjoyed learning a bit about the old history of...More

1  Thank Paul B
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

If you are not just looking for bars in Vilamoura, this antic ruin can be a good way to spend 30mn to an hour. Nice visit for young kids with namely some interesting old baths.

1  Thank Bigjib17
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

This was a really fascinating insight into how the Romans had been to this area despite this not being widely known about. Very interesting and the work is still ongoing. Good to visit a bit of history of the area in beautiful Vilamoura.

1  Thank jlwebb2013
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

... don't let the tourists ruin it. It's amazing but the tourists walk all over the ruins and are actually ruining it! Close off the ruins and make proper walkways as it's well worth a visit!

1  Thank clarkejo
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

We visited this lovely site during our short break. The excavations are truly wonderful. Something to see round every corner. They are still finding more Roman ruins in the near vicinity.A wonderful way to stand back and wonder about the Roman settlement in Villamoura.

1  Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

Living close to Hadrian's Wall my boys are up on their Roman History so loved this place, more basic than we are used to (then again we are spoilt with English Heritage) but didn't matter, 3 euros for the three of us I couldn't complain....More

1  Thank Sarah W
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Valerie B
24 March 2017|
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Response from Nellietheelephant59 | Reviewed this property |
We visited on a Saturday morning - I think it opened at 1000 Believe it is closed on Mondays Hope this helps
21 December 2016|
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Response from DavidWelle | Reviewed this property |
From memory I believe it is from 11 am -4pm But out of season it had additional closure days. We found it open on a wednesday in late November.
25 October 2016|
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Response from Knowslittle | Reviewed this property |
Closed all day on Monday as I recall (because we dropped by) otherwise typical opening hours 9-5. We were there in June, so likely to be the most extensive hours they have though. Well worth a visit, but my family would say... More