The Research Centre
In the heart of Vilamoura lay the ruins of a 1st century Roman settlement where, for the last 60 years, excavation has revealed thousands of artefacts and objects.
Behind closed doors, in the research centre of the Cerro da Vila museum, crates upon crates are stacked high, in storage rooms and against available walls. Each perforated plastic container holds numerous items, from animal bone fragments and pottery shards, to metal implements and coins. It is an abundant amount of material discovered on the site since the early 1960s.