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“A site to be seen”

Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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“A site to be seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had visited Coimbra a couple of weeks previously and only stopped here by accident on our return, not giving enough time. Apparently there is evidence of habitation across a wide area and it would have been terrific to explore more than the area designated by the museum. Having said that, we were impressed by the mosaics, reconstructed temple etc all enhanced by the physical site. The museum had lots of pieces but was not particularly well presented.
Take a picnic and enjoy this place.

Visited June 2014
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“Great Roman site that can be visited by bus”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Conimbriga, about 20 km from Coimbra, has extensive Roman ruins which are well worth a visit. Of particular interest are the beautiful mosaic floors on display in the ruins of private homes of the 2nd century. Allow at least a couple of hours for the visit.
We visited the site by local bus at a cost of 2.50 euros per person each way. The bus is operated by the local Joalto/Transdev bus company. You can catch the bus from the Joalto bus stop located near the train station - look for Joalto on the bus shelter sign a couple along from the station end of the bus stop area next to the river. Buses left at 9.00, 9.30 and 12.30, returning at 12.55 and 16.25. The bus will drop you off and pick you up from the Conimbriga museum. Note that the bus might not have Conimbriga as its destination on the front of the bus - our one had Condeixa as its destination, which it went to prior to Conimbriga - just check with the driver of any Joalto or Transdev bus arriving at the scheduled time or soon after.

Visited June 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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“Mosaics are Beautiful!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014

Raining during our visit however after visiting the ticket office where the staff were very welcoming, informative and entertaining we could not be deterred. These ruins cover a very large area and it will take years to excavate. While mostly outdoors, there is an area that is sheltered from the elements which has been restored to allow a sense of what was. The mosaics are absolutely stunning! This is an absolute must-see when in the area.

Visited May 2014
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“Roman Ruins in Conimbriga, Portugal”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This was an interesting archeological site.....inhabited 9th century BC to 7th or 8th cent. AD. Some nice mosaic floors.....restored garden area of villa. Interesting story to tell for those who like this stuff !! Museum with artifacts. About 15km SW of Coimbra

Visited May 2014
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“A must to visit in Central Portugal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

This site dates back to the 2nd century AD. Parts are in remarkable presivation. Also a great deal more of the site is yet to be uncovered. The museum is a must. Entrance part of the first ticket. So hang onto it. The cafe does some Roman dishes and is not over priced. Only Adarna Avellue (not sure of the spelling) beats this for presivation of a Roman Site in Portugal. This was settled 200 years earlier. But abandoned, looking like they marched out last week. For Roman Buffs Portugal is a must.

Visited March 2014
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