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Roman villa of La Olmeda

  • Mosaic in the Roman villa of La Olmeda. Pedrosa de la Vega, Palencia © Turespaña

    Mosaic in the Roman villa of La Olmeda. Pedrosa de la Vega, Palencia © Turespaña

  

Category

Villa

Date

4th century

Style

Roman
A 62 Km. de Palencia. C-615 Palencia-Riaño, Salida 55. A 6 km. de Saldaña
34116 Pedrosa de la Vega
Palencia, Castile-Leon
Palencia

Telephone+34 670450143 - +34 979119997

E-mailinfo@villaromanalolmeda.com

Websitehttp://www.villaromanalaolmeda.com

This splendid rural villa with a palatial air was built in the 4th century AD. Its 4400 square metres are organised around a patio with four galleries decorated by mosaics. Two of these galleries lead onto the villa through doors flanked by white marble columns. Out of the 35 rooms, 12 of them have a hypocaust (an underfloor heating system), and 26 are decorated with polychrome mosaics that cover a total of 1450 square metres. The building has four towers: two of them have a square floor plan, while the other two are octagonal. On the exterior there is a large entrance portico. Highlights on the interior include the Oecus Room, which has a mosaic decoration depicting the legend of Ulysses and Achilles. The figures stand over two metres tall. In addition to the villa, there are also thermal baths and three cemeteries –of which only two have been excavated– where the remains of Roman household items and utensils have been found.

Practical information

Timetables

 

Tuesday to Sunday

Does not close at midday

10:30 AM to 6:30 PM

Closing days: Monday

Rates

 

General: €5

Reduced: €3

Children: Free admission

Free entry: Tuesdays, from 3pm onwards.

 

Joint visit including La Olmeda Roman Villa Monographic Museum.

 

Services
Guided tours

Accessibility
Disabled toilets
Itinerary adapted for the disabled
Ramps

Reservations
Website: http://ventaentradasvro.diputaciondepalencia.es/

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