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“Well worth seeing”

Museu Monografico de Conimbriga
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

This is definitely a "hidden gem" that shouldn't be missed if you fit it in. Very large site with lots of of things to see as well as an excellent museum.

Thank yogiacomo
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"roman ruins"
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"mosaic floors"
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"daily life"
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"small museum"
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"roman times"
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"amazing roman"
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"couple of hours"
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"takes about hours"
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"well worth the visit"
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"fascinating place"
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"other countries"
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"glass of wine"
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"worth a stop"
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"excellent museum"
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Reviewed 21 July 2017

The plateau on which the rather sizeable Roman city of Conimbriga was built has only been 17% excavated at this time. Yet the recovery and restorations are excellent for history buffs and amateur archeologists. The museum is superb, which well-planned exhibits and clear explanations of finds in a logical layout. The folks working there are, as is virtually always the case in Portugal, warm, helpful and knowledgeable. It has excellent facilities - the restrooms are clean and free and the coffee shop / restaurant is a pleasant surprise - and most welcome after wandering freely through the city for a couple of hours. There is also a picnic area, if you brought some treats. A most enjoyable side trip, not too far from Coimbra and off the A1. The local roads are interesting, as well, if you are not in a hurry - which you should not be if you are enjoying Portugal.

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Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Probably the most extensive and well laid out Roman town outside of Italy, Conimbriga is well worth the visit two miles south of Coimbra. Not only several baths that give you a good idea of the lay out of 2nd C roman baths, but also a villa of fountains,and lots of mosaics, though mostly geometric designs.

Thank Bonesetter
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Reviewed 28 June 2017

This exceeded my expectations in all respects. The care of the preservation - I especially enjoyed being able to "play" the fountains - the lovely mosaics, the clear paths. On our day we had an elementary and a secondary school touring through so it was great to see locals getting acquainted with their country's ancient history.

Thank Geoffrey E
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

This stop was part of our Globus tour of Portugal. We had no idea what to expect but were amazed when we got there. You start at the Visitor Center which also houses a small museum which we did not have time to explore. You walk down the path and then the ruins come into view. The ruins, the mosaics especially in the House of Fountains are just mind blowing. That part is covered, but there are more ruins out in the open. If you go to the upper right hand corner of the outside ruins, you can see several layers and see the baths. Wear sturdy shoes and bring a hat and water. The ground is very uneven and there is not shade in the outdoor area. We were really glad that we had a chance to come here as part of our tour. It's on the way to Porto and it is a great learning experience.

Thank giftedelaine
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