A visit to Cerro da Vila Museum and Archaeological Site is a 5000-year journey through the history of humankind.
The route through the ruins provides an immersive experience of a typical Roman maritime villa (c. 1st – 5th AD). Inside the villa are mosaics, luxurious fountains (domus), public and private baths, fish sauces factories, funerary monuments (columbaria, inhumation graves) and highlights the existence of a fluvial port serving as a trading post.
In the museum, the temporal incursion begins with an on-site appreciation of the graves unearthed in Vinha do Casão cemetery, Vilamoura, Algarve (c. 12th – 10th BC), in a period that the south of the Iberian Peninsula focused their economy on the exploration and production of bronze metal.
In this time travel, demand goes through the Roman (c. 1st – 5th AD), and Islamic (c. 8th – 12th AD) period. Archaeological artifacts related to architecture, sculpture, commerce and death are shown, with many of them being unique in Portugal.
Listed in the TOP 10 places to visit during a trip to the Algarve Region, Cerro da Vila Museum and Archaeological Site is the perfect cultural shelter in the 21st century cosmopolitan Vilamoura.
Embark on a captivating journey through time with our virtual tour of Cerro da Villa. Wander through the architectural marvels, offering a glimpse into the grandeur and sophistication of Roman civilization. Step into the past and let the wonders of Rome unfold before your eyes.