Roman villa in Vigo – Villa of Toralla

Vigo is a middle size city on the coast of Atlantic ocean – so it is located on west coast of Spain. It has many nice peaches. No wonder also Romans wanted to live there. Little bit south from Vigo central there is a small villa complex just beside coast. Some Roman nobles must have been spending there good times.

To enter the villa one must pay something for museum.

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Here lies the plan of villa – typically having Roman style. Villa was found some 100 years ago.

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Near lies a very sand beach – nice place to live.

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Villa of Toralla is dated at time of the fourth and fifth centuries AD. It is also the only Roman villa in Galicia whose remains are fully excavated and can be visited.


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There are several different rooms in the house – the saltern and a complex thermal system telling about high social status of its inhabitants.

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Ruins of the villa are still standign solid. Near by there are local housing.

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Maybe Roman nobles lived here some 150 years – then Rome collapsed and Visigoth came.

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Good solid Roman stone work.