Cerro da Vila Roman Ruins
Cerro da Vila is a museum and archaeological site right in the center of Vilamoura, next to the Marina. The remains of the Roman villa date back to circa 27 B.C. and 14 A.D. and were discovered in 1963. The walls are long gone but the foundations of the villa and surrounding buildings are still intact. The mosaics are especially well preserved and there is a small museum with artefacts from Roman, Islamic and Bronze Age.
The site was discovered by a farmer in 1963 and excavation started the next year. Over the years various teams have worked on the site, the last excavation was in 2008 but research, restoration and investigation is ongoing.
It takes about 30-60 minutes to visit the Cerro da Vila Archaeological site and Museum. Located after the Post Office and before the Lake Resort, the ruins are within walking distance from central Vilamoura.
Virtual Tour of the Cerro da Vila Museum
You can virtually visit the Cerro da Vila for free: Online 3D Tour of the Cerro da Vila Roman Ruins
Adults (14 – 64): € 4.00
Seniors (65+): €2.00
Group of 10 or more: €2.00
Children (0-13): Free
Opening Hours for Cerro da Vila
Monday to Friday: 9:30 – 12:30 and 14:00 – 18:00
Week-ends and holidays: Closed
Contacts and more information
Map and Directions
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Is the Cerro da Vila Museum wheel chair accessible?
The museum and entrance is flat and there are no steps or obstacles, the exhibit is all on one floor. The outdoor section (excavation site) might be a bit more difficult to navigate with a wheelchair as the paths are either unpaved or cobblestones.