The Roman Ruins

A peninsula with history.

Discover Ácala island, as it was known in the days of ancient Rome. A few minutes from Troia’s central area, travel back in time to the ruins of one of the largest settlements occupied until the 6th century, and the largest fish-salting centre known from the Roman World. Wander about ruins of dwellings, tombs and hot and cold baths built of marble. New remains are being discovered every year, which you can see at the archaeological exhibitions, guided visits and thematic events. When taking a break from the beach, golfing or the marina, get a sense of Troia’s past and the history that shaped this area over time.

  • Troia Roman Ruins
  • Troia Roman Ruins
  • Troia Roman Ruins, Portugal

National Monument in the world heritage tentative list by UNESCO.

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 Tuesday 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 15th to 20th 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:  €5.50

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

Students, 65+ and groups: €4.50

Hikers e Bickers: €3.50

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 at Roman Ruins?

Sessions - 9.20 p.m. | 9.40 p.m. | 10.00 p.m. | 10.20 p.m.
5€ Children (5-12 Years Old) 10€ Adults (>12 Years Old)
Reservations - arqueologia@troiaresort.pt
Maximum capacity - 50 persons
Musical sunsets with wine tasting in a National Monument
6 p.m.
1 hour
10€ Adults (>12 years old)

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

15th to 30th June 2019

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

More about the GoAFAR Project here.

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