Conimbriga Monographic Museum
The mission of the museum is to protect the ruins of Conimbriga, promote their exhibition and conduct archaeological research; its collection is exclusively composed of archaeological material found in the city. The current exhibition displays everyday objects organised by theme and evokes the monumental forum, the rich domus, the vigour of Roman trade, the religion and creeds of the Romanized population and the Sueve and Visigothic presence. The mosaics, which have been preserved in situ, form a vast and invaluable collection that is highly appreciated by visitors. The Casa dos Repuxos (Fountain House) boasts a mosaic floor of around 569 m2, important vestiges of mural painting, and a unique central peristyle garden with a lake and jets of water.
The ruins of the Roman city of Conimbriga have been known since the 16th century. However, it was not until 1873 that the Institute of Coimbra set up one section and one Museum of Archaeology for the study of the Conimbriga ruins. It conducted the first significant sounding operations in 1899, when it drew the oppidum plan, and carried out the first mosaic surveys. The first excavations in Conimbriga began in 1929 and, following the 11th International Congress of Anthropology and Pre-History in 1930, the State purchased the first land plots. Some reconstitution and consolidation works were carried out during the 1940s and 1950s. The Museum was established in 1962.
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- Governing body:
- José Ruivo
- Conímbriga 3150-220 - Condeixa-a-Velha
- Lat: 40.09827204137743 Long: -8.49027815208433
- +351 239 941 177
How to get there: Acessos rodoviários:
A1 (saída Condeixa com sinalização Conímbriga).
IC8 (acesso sinalizado).
Autocarros: desde Coimbra - Conímbriga é servida por autocarros através do IC 6 (Condeixa-Tomar).
Museum e as Ruins open everyday from march to octuber 10h00 -19h00 (last entry 18h30).
From november to february 10h00 - 18h00 ( last entry 17h30).
Closed: 1 de january, Easter Sunday, 1 de mai, 24 july, 24 e 25 de december.
Standard Ticket: - 4,50 €
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The entrance is free in National Museums and Monuments at sundays and holidays until 2 p.m. for residents in Portugal.
Children aged 12 and under*
Unemployed EU citizens*
Visitors with reduced mobility (60% disability with documents to prove it) accompanied by one attendant.
ICOM, ICOMOS and APOM members
Researchers /conservators/restorers, museum and/or heritage professionals during the course of their work*
Cultural associations (exclusively for groups of friends of museums, monuments, palaces, castles and archaeological sites)*
Volunteers working for the DGPC with one accompanying person*
European Heritage Days (Sunday)
International Day of Monuments and Sites - 18 April (exclusively for DGPC Monuments)
International Museum Day - 18 May (exclusively for DGPC museums and palaces)
Late-night Museums and Thursday Nights (access restricted to activities organised by the DGPC)
Tourism professionals upon presentation of a proof of registration with the RNAAT
Journalists during the course of their work* with prior notice
DGPC employees* with 3 accompanying persons
Teachers and students of any level of education, including universities for senior citizens, during study visits duly proven, and upon prior reservation confirmed by the relevant Dependent Service*
Groups of accredited Portuguese welfare institutions or social work departments of municipalities or other public interest institutions. Prior approval is required from the DGPC executive board.
* Proof of entitlement required.
Visitors aged 65 or older* - 50%
Student’s card (not for study visits) - 50%
Youth Card - 50%
Family ticket (1/2 adults + 2 children) - 50%
Protocols with third party institutions - 20%
Purchase of over 250 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice – 7.5%
Purchase of over 500 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 10%
Purchase of over 1000 tickets per visit with a minimum 48h notice - 15%
Advance reservation required for groups exceeding 50 persons.
Concessions for bulk tickets will not apply to Combined Tickets.
All concessions applicable to individual tickets will apply to Combined Tickets and guided tours, except for guided tours after closing time.
Advance purchase vouchers are valid up to one year.
Concessions cannot be combined with any other offers.
Smoking or eating is not allowed during visits.
* Proof of entitlement required.
Presentations/ Book releasesReabertura dos museus monumentos e palácios nacionais Esperamos por si! Visite-nos!
Baralho de cartasDeck of cards mosaic with a servant - Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga
Baralho de cartasDeck of cards mosaic with a hunter - Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga
PublicationsFouilles de Conimbriga (8 vols.)
BorrachasRubber with colored mosaics - Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga
PublicationsConimbriga. A Maqueta do Centro Monumental Flaviano / La Maquette du Centre Monumental Flavien
PublicationsA Arquitectura Doméstica de Conimbriga e as Estruturas Económicas e Sociais da Cidade Romana
LequesMosaic fan - Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga
Last change: 14 September 2020
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