Troia Resort

The Roman Ruins

The largest fish-salting production centre of Roman World

In the world heritage tentative list by UNESCO
  • Ruinas Troia

What are they?

Unique or monumental? Either way, the Roman Ruins are worth your visit when you arrive in Tróia.

First, let the beauty of this place – inscribed in the Natura 2000 network – sweep you off your feet; dunes that extend from the lagoon to the banks of the Sado estuary.

The tour is an invitation to go back to the 1st century A.D. and discover a national monument that has survived over 2000 years, with houses, factories, baths, mausoleum and necropolis, all marks of Roman citizenship.

One cannot remain indifferent to the dominant presence of the workshops and the fish salting tanks where the iconic fish sauces were made and sold all over the Empire. The amounts make us think of the crowd that processed the fish, from fishermen to slaves and masters. Can you still smell the fish of Roman Tróia?

Six centuries of history, from the 1st century to the 6th century A.D., in a place blessed by nature. Tróia, the “Pompeii of Setúbal”, as Hans Christian Andersen called it, was designed on the scale of the Empire and it is the largest known fish-salting facility in the Roman world.

Do not miss out on this opportunity.

Opening Hours

Opens Wednesday to Sunday* 
Schedule: 10am – 1pm | 2.30pm – 6pm

 

Guided Tours schedules:

March to May and October – 1st Saturday of the month at 3pm

June and September – Saturday at 3pm

July and August – Wednesday and Saturday at 10.30am

 

*Closed for “Our Lady of Troia” religious celebration from 9th to 14th of August

Opens for Groups (minimum 10 persons), schools and other activities

 

For reservations contact us: arqueologia@troiaresort.pt or (+351) 939 031 936

 

Ticket Office

Standard ticket:  €5.00

Troia Resort guests (Hotels, Holiday Apartments, Troiaresort cards, troiagolf members, Marina customers)

Students, 65+ and groups: €4.00

Ticket Museu do Arroz e Centro de Ciência Viva do Lousal: €4.00

Hikers e Bickers: €3.00

Under 14 years old and clients of Montepio bank: free

Standard ticket:  €7.50

Troia Resort guests (Hotels, Holiday Apartments, Troiaresort cards, troiagolf members, Marina customers); students, 65+ and groups: €5.00

Hikers e Bickers: €4.00

Under 14 years old and clients of Montepio bank: free

From €5 to €10

See options in Experiences

From €3 to €8 per student

See options under School Programme

€3 per student

See options under Experiences

€10 per child. Parents free.

What to do?

2018
27 and 28 July
17, 18, 24 and 25 of August
More information soon
Maximum capacity - 50 persons
2018
Every Wednesday from 18 July to 29 August
1 hour
More information soon
Visit the Roman ruins along the tour track, led by an archaeologist.
Check the Calendar or book a group visit via arqueologia@troiaresort.pt

Guided Tours schedules:
March to May and October - 1st Saturday of the month at 3pm
June and September - Saturday at 3pm
July and August - Wednesday and Saturday at 10.30am
1 – 1.5 hours
€7,5/person | Free up to 12 years old and clients of Montepio bank
10 people
Learn all there is to know about fish salting and sauces at the Roman Ruins of Troia and about rice production at the rice husking factory of Herdade da Comporta.
Transportation not included
2h
€10/person
10 people
There are ruins outside the normal route and a natural history to discover. Tour guided by an archaeologist
Schedule dependent on the tides
1.5h
5 €/person
approx. 2.5km
easy (walking on the sand)
10 people
Starting at the ferry pier, the track runs along the banks of the estuary from which one can see the ruins off the usual path; a guided tour of the Roman ruins is included. A picnic stop in the pine forest of the Roman Ruins and the return along the northern banks of the Caldeira Lagoon and the cycle path to the ferry pier.
Schedule depending on tides.
approx. 6km
€10 (Picnic not included)
8km
easy (walking on the sand)
12 people
Step by step, discover the ancient history of the archaeological site of Tróia.
1 to 3h
€7,5 (picnic not included)
variable
easy
10 people

School Programme

In addition to the guided tour, a variety of activities will help the archaeological team to foster the development of pupils' knowledge of the Roman world.

Guided tour of the ruins and choice of one activity.
*These programmes offer a special discount on the cost of crossing the river Sado with Atlantic Ferries.
1 hour
€3 per student
In addition to the guided tour, a variety of activities will help the archaeological team to foster the development of pupils' knowledge of the Roman world.

A walk on the beach to see the constructions that are not usually open to visitors.
*These programmes offer a special discount on the cost of crossing the river Sado with Atlantic Ferries.
6 hours
€5 per student
In addition to the guided tour, a variety of activities will help the archaeological team to foster the development of pupils' knowledge of the Roman world.

Guided tour of the ruins and educational archaeological and environmental activity.
*These programmes offer a special discount on the cost of crossing the river Sado with Atlantic Ferries.
2 hours
€8 per student | €4 under 12 years old
Guided tour of the ruins and educational archaeological and environmental activity.
*These programmes offer a special discount on the cost of crossing the river Sado with Atlantic Ferries.
2 hours
€5 per student

Troia Summer Project

The AFAR – Troia Summer Project is a new archaeological fieldschool program offering students the opportunity to participate in a scientific archaeological project in the largest fish-salting production center in the Roman Empire.

This Project is a collaboration between the Archaeology, Arts and Heritage Sciences Study Center (CEAACP), the American Foreign Academic Research and TROIA RESORT.

Season dates

17th June to 1nd July 2018

Cost (including lodgment, meals, transportation in Portugal, cultural tours and accident and illness insurance) $3950

More about the Project here

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