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 is a site visited Vilauba equipped with explanatory panels and signs. Despite the complexity of overlapping structures that take us from the Ibero-Roman era until the end of the Visigoth world, has sought to highlight the main stages during the consolidation and restoration, to make it understandable to visitors .

Since the site was how the Roman rural life through guided tours and activities both schoolchildren and the general public.

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