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Museu Monografico de Conimbriga

Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal
+351 239 941 177
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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... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jerry C
Roman ruins and their mosaics

We made the trip here on the way to Coimbra because we had never seen Roman ruins before. The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
John M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“roman ruins” (52 reviews)
“mosaic floors” (11 reviews)
“pre roman” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Condeixa-a-Nova, Portugal
+351 239 941 177
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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...More

Thank Jerry C
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...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 weeks 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

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank fuzzyfred
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...More

Thank mrportland
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank helenart2016
Reviewed 12 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...More

Thank Neil B
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...More

Thank Robyn-and-Rob
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....More

Thank Lizabi
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...More

Thank alittletoolate
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The gps coordinates.
27 January 2017|
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Response from zookro | Reviewed this property |
40.0983021,-8.492695......I think
I'm heading to Conimbriga in October 2015. Can somebody pinpoint (GPS (Google Earth) coordinates will do) the bus stop in Conimbriga, and the Transdev bus terminal in Condeixa-a-Nova ? There is only one bus before midday going directly from Coimbra on Saturday, but want to know the bus terminal in case I want to catch an earlier one back to Coimbra from there.
14 August 2015|
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Response from Abcdefxxx | Reviewed this property |
We had a pretty hard time trying to figure out where to catch the bus when we went on a Sunday and it was almost completely down to chance when we did because there is a complete lack of signage. It was almost more of a... More
Deb G
Does anyone know how to get to these ruins from Lisbon or Cascais?
31 December 2014|
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Response from celferitaly | Reviewed this property |
For 10 euros you can have a chip for your phone to talk and internet for about 15 using GPS, that was what I did, from Vodafone very reliable.