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.