Pisões Roman Ruins

Beja

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Belonging to the Roman Villa of Pisões, in Hellenistic style, these Ruins are located on the Almagrassa Estate, at about 10km southwest of Beja. The Ruins were found accidentally in 1967, during some agricultural works.

Archaeological researches confirm that this Villa was occupied between the 1st and 4th centuries a.D..
The proprietary residential area is the heritage that, until now, had the main researches. This would have been a residence with over forty rooms, with compartments essentially characterized by its decorative richness.
Tanks, pools and baths with considerable dimensions would also exist in this property, taking advantage of the Pisões Dam proximity. The Thermal complex is even one of the most relevant exemplar of Roman private baths in Portuguese territory.
The set of mosaics of the Pisões Roman Ruins is truly remarkable, with high quality pieces, geometrical and naturalist compositions, with monochromatic and polychromatic mosaics.

The Pisões Roman Ruins Welcoming and Interpretation Centre presents a permanent exhibition about the site, organized in a thematic form, and also the visit itinerary is also dully signed.

For visitors with reduced mobility there are some parts of the itinerary that might present some difficulties.

The access is made though a by-road, since the Penedo Gordo small village for about 4km.


Closed on Mondays and the following holidays: 1st January, Easter Sunday, 1st May and 25th December.

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