Roman Villa Vilauba

The villa of Roman and Visigoth Vilauba (Camós) is located in a small valley that stretches about 3 kilometers south of the town and the lake of Banyoles.

It was discovered in 1932 but systematic excavations did not begin until 1978. These excavations are conducted through the Group Archaeological Research Plan and coordinate the lake from the Regional Archaeological Museum of Banyoles.

The ongoing research makes it one of the best studied of Catalonia villas and a quotation essential for understanding rural Roman and Visigoth.

The most significant remains of Vilauba correspond to the high imperial period (I-III centuries AD), when the villa is organized around a central courtyard bordered by arcaded galleries. The villa is preserved pars urban (residential part) and pars rustica (work area). Highlights of the residential chapel of the house where there was the larari, the pantry, the triclinium or dining room and bathrooms, recently discovered. It also keeps the remains of the imperial periods villa (IV-V BC) and the remains of the Visigoth village consisting of three houses with the respective courts.

The name Villa Alba, referring to a nearby farmhouse and which today takes the site name suggests its possible continuation from mediaeval times and is also a clear testimony of the deep mark on Roman territory.

Visigoth remains of the villa of Vilauba can be visited by guided tour in which it explains how the Roman rural life was both schoolchildren and the general public.


For more information, visits, opening hours and prices you may look at the webpage of Museus de Banyoles

Museu Arqueològic
Plaça de la Font, 11
17820 Banyoles
Tel. 972 57 23 61


Location of Roman Villa of Vilauba


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