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"The Roman ruins of Conimbriga" Portugal Things to Do Tip by RENE_CARDOEN

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  The Roman ruins of Conimbriga

The archaeological site of Conimbriga is situated about 15 km southwest of Coimbra. The site was inhabited since the 9th century BC until the 7th or 8th century AD. When the Romans arrived in the second half of the 1st century BC, Conimbriga was already a well-developed village. Thanks to a long peace process, the local population was quickly romanized and it became a prosperous city.
The decline of the Roman Empire had serious consequences on the further history of the city. In 465 AD it was invaded by barbarian tribes and again in 468 by the Swabians. After that the city was partially abandoned.
Entrance + museum : 3 EUR pp

Directions: Leave Coimbra southwards and take road IC2 to Pombal and Leira, or leave the motorway A1 in Condeixa, take left and follow the indications to the roman site.

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  • Written Dec 16, 2003
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