Tróia Resort

The Roman Ruins

THE LARGEST FISH-SALTING PRODUCTION CENTRE OF ROMAN WORLD

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

Themed Visit

Next Visit: 28th January

All Calendar Soon

Wednesday to Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

Closed – Our Lady of Tróia religious celebration

 

31st of December from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Last call: 30m before closure

Ticket Office

Standard ticket:  €5.00

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

Students, 65+ and groups: €4.00

Under 14 years old and clients of Montepio bank: free

Standard ticket:  €7.50

Troiaresort guests (Hotels, Holiday Apartments, Troiaresort cards, troiagolf members, Marina customers); students, 65+ and groups: €5.00

Under 14 years old and clients of Montepio bank: free

From €5 to €10

See options in Experiences

From €2.5 to €7.8 per student

See options under School Programme

€2.5 per student

See options under Experiences

€10 per child. Parents free.

What to do?

Visit the Roman ruins along the tour track, led by an archaeologist.
Check the Calendar or book a group visit via arqueologia@troiaresort.pt
approx. 1 – 1.5 hours
€5 /person| Free up to 14 years old and clients of Montepio bank
10 people
Learn all there is to know about fish salting and sauces at the Roman Ruins of Tróia and about rice production at the rice husking factory of Herdade da Comporta.
Transportation not included
approx. 2h
€ 8/person
10 people
There are ruins outside the normal route and a natural history to discover. Tour guided by an archaeologist
Schedule dependent on the tides
approx. 1.5h
5 €/person
approx. 2.5km
easy (walking on the sand)
10 people
Starting at the ferry pier, the track runs along the banks of the estuary from which one can see the ruins off the usual path; a guided tour of the Roman ruins is included. A picnic stop in the pine forest of the Roman Ruins and the return along the northern banks of the Caldeira Lagoon and the cycle path to the ferry pier.
Schedule depending on tides.
approx. 6km
€10 (Picnic not included)
approx . 8km
easy (walking on the sand)
12 people
Step by step, discover the ancient history of the archaeological site of Tróia.
1 to 3h
€7.5 (picnic not included)
variable
easy
10 people

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
€2.5 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.

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
€3.5 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
€3.5 per student
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
€4.5 per student

Troia Summer School

The CEAACP – Tróia Summer School 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 University of Arizona and TROIA RESORT.

Season dates

4th June to 2nd July 2017

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

1.800€*

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