In the late 2nd century, the Algarve was controlled by the Roman Empire under Gaius Julius Caesar Augustus. The land where Vilamoura is now was used primarily for agriculture. Ruins of a large villa complex remain here today, complete with sunken baths, salt tanks, a burial tower and beautiful black-and-white patterned mosaics.



Cerro da Vila - ruins

Click here to see a map of Cerro da Vila.

The Cerro da Vila Museum displays artifacts from this Roman settlement, as well as relics from Visigoth and Moorish colonies who later occupied the site.

The site is located near the Vilamoura marina and next to Family Golf Park.

Cerro da Vila Museum and Archaeological Site
(Between the Vilamoura Post office & The Lake Resort)
Avenida Cerro da Vila
8125-403 Vilamoura

Phone: + 351 289 312 153

Adults: € 5.00 (50% discount for seniors, groups and youth card)

Open Daily
May to October – 10:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 21:00
November to April – 9:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 18:00

Cerro da Vila - entrance

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