The Roman villa of Els Munts

The Roman villa of Els Munts

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Numerous villas were established around the great Roman city of Tarraco, or Tarragona as we know it today, which were used for farming or leisure purposes. One of these was the villa of Els Munts which was built in the first century AD and stands very close to Altafulla beach. This was the home of Caius Valerius Avitus, the governor of Tarraco, and his wife Faustina. In 1967 it was taken over by the Archaeological Museum of Tarragona which embarked on an excavation project and now looks after most of the valuable materials found there. Today the National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona organizes dramatized guided tours in the summer. The Roman villa of Els Munts is part of the archaeological collection of Roman Tarraco, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. The villa is open all year round except on Mondays.    


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