Cerro da Vila

Cerro da Vila, Vilamoura

Cerro da Vila
4.5
Ancient Ruins • History Museums
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Fussyfi
Ipswich, UK152 contributions
Sep 2021 • Family
We travelled to visit this (thankfully only 45 minutes)only to find it closed. There was nothing on website to warn us. Sign on door says closed for inventory…..
Written 16 September 2021
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Winstonthedog
Porto, Portugal635 contributions
Apr 2021 • Solo
Amazing archeological museum with outstanding displays and an impressive outdoor ruins area.
The descriptions of the exhibits are first rate and the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. I would not miss this hidden gem of a museum.
Written 13 April 2021
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belgianguy1
Bruges, Belgium11,102 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
Apparently closed in the weekends, I couldn't get in but got a good peek anyways, I wasn't overwhelmed, only interesting for real history buffs :-)
Written 25 October 2020
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Kevin_Manchester_UK
Manchester, UK261 contributions
Aug 2020
Allow around 30-60 minutes to walk around these ruins. There are 17 or so dual-language information boards dotted around the site. Just 3-4 minutes uphill walk from the marina, this hidden gem provides the well preserved foundations of a 2,000 yr old site. The inner museum is currently closed for covid reasons, so the prices has been dropped to around €2 for adults. Our 5 yr old got in for free.
Written 12 September 2020
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700cope
Düsseldorf, Germany9 contributions
Mar 2020
This museum gives good insight into how the Romans lived. The entrance fee is also not expensive, at 3 euros for adults and only 1.50 for pensioners.
Written 11 March 2020
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Cara L
Leicestershire148 contributions
Feb 2020
Staying in Vilamoura so visited this little museum. Friendly staff at reception - nice place to spend a couple of hours admiring history and the museum artifacts.
Written 22 February 2020
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Mick O
London, UK196 contributions
Feb 2020
3 euros to wander around an extensive Roman site, including superb villa entrance mosaic and both private and public bathing rooms. Explained in bi-lingual signs across the site, together with a small museum of some of the found items from the excavations.
Plan for up to an hour
Written 21 February 2020
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Sikko B
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Well-documented ruins accompanied by a sharply arranged little museum. The mosaic floors are beautiful. The guide leaflet isn't completely up to date yet, but it gets the job done just fine!
Written 22 January 2020
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Lynette C
Invergordon, UK41 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We discovered this little gem when visiting Portugal in what can be deemed as the quieter months and not much is open.

It is just up from the Marina and only costs 3 euros. Although our youngest (6 years old) got in free and our eldest got a discounted rate as a student. It is open from approx 10am until 12.30pm and then 2pm until 6pm. However, this may be longer during the summer season.

The ruins are an amazing insight into Roman history and the mosaic flooring is amazing. All of my children had a great time and my youngest said it was one of the best trips he has had.

We stayed for about an hour and there is a small museum in the main building.

We stayed in Albufeira so was a short taxi ride away approx 12 euros each way for 6 people.
Written 12 January 2020
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Teresa O
20 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
A small well done Roman excavation. Big enough to show many different types of buildings, small enough to do it in an hour.

Permanent exhibit has well preserved everyday objects used by the peoples of that time period.
Written 8 December 2019
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