Pedrosa de la Vega
Roman villa of La Olmeda
Tapestry in the Roman villa of La Olmeda
It was built in the 4th century A.D., and covers 3,000 square metres arranged around a courtyard with four galleries decorated with mosaics. Two of these galleries lead onto the villa through doors flanked by white marble columns. Of the 27 rooms, 12 are equipped with hypocausts (a system of underground heating). 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.
- Construction: Villa
- Artistic period: Classical-Roman
- Historic period: 4th century
From Tuesday to SundayFrom 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM
- Closing days: Monday
- General: €5
- Reduced: €3
- Children: Admission free
Guided tours Groups by prior appointment: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Joint visit including La Olmeda Roman Villa Monographic Museum.