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Rua dos Correeiros Archaeological Nucleus

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Address: Rua dos Correeiros 15 23, Lisbon 1100-161, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 21 113 1004
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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Roman ruins found under a bank

To do this tour we had too book, so at 5 pm away we went 99% private! Just us and a Hungarian guy. Which was lucky as its a brilliantly designed tour, given space constraints... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To do this tour we had too book, so at 5 pm away we went 99% private! Just us and a Hungarian guy. Which was lucky as its a brilliantly designed tour, given space constraints, but still involved bending at the waist for the low bits. (Though not for the world's shortest bank employee who didn't have to bend at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We went and saw a sign on the wall offering tours. We were looking through the window, which is located on the back of the museum ( you need to enter on the opposite side of the block). We came back the next day and were told that they had a spot open at 5pm. We signed up, and came... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen awesome Roman ruins and although these ruins weren't spectacular, they were interesting to do. First if all they are right in the tourist area if Lisbon, so, easy to get to. Secondly, the guided tour us free. Thirdly it only takes 45 mins, so a fun thing to do to fill in time, or avoid the rain.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This site is located beneath a bank in downtown Lisbon. It was discovered in the 90's when the bank wanted to add parking beneath their site. Not large but well curated with a knowledgeable and amusing guide made this one of the highlights of our trip. Best of all it is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

The tour took us through some very tight excavation areas under a bank! There is a small and easy-access exhibit upstairs, to see the diggings and actual ruins, though, you have to be able to go up and down stairs and walk through tight and very LOW walk-ways. It is a clean, ventilated and well kept. These old ruins are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem for everybody that is interested in Lisbon history. The BCP Millennium bank offers free visits under their building with knowledgeable english spoken guides. It was supposed to become a parking garage, but they found heaps of Lisbon history and thus took care of it and made it available to the public instead. We were a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016

The location is pure stunner as you could walk by and never know it was there. Located on one of the main shopping areas next to a bank. This is definitely worth a visit and not to missed. Ancient ruins along with pottery and other articles that were found during the excavation (during the building of the bank next door... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

This has been one of the highlights of our Lisbon experience. We were nearly fooled into believing that it wasn't open but asked the man in the bank next door and he said to wait for someone to come out of the door. It's not well advertised, so you need to look for the sign beside the door. Also be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

A fascinating tour of archeological remains that were discovered under one of Lisbon's major banks. Catwalks built under the building allow visitors to see the various remains, while a guide provides an interesting commentary of what you are viewing. The remains range from Phoenician era riverfront dwellings through a Roman fish sauce factory to the foundations of post-earthquake Lisbon buildings... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2015

This was a really interesting tour of the Roman remains underneath the bank, including some objects found during the excavations. The guide was very knowledgeable.

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