Villa Cardillio

Witness the Roman presence in the municipality of Torres Novas by visiting the Villa Cardillio. The archaeological excavations in charge of Colonel Afonso do Paço, initiated in 1962, revealed a group of foundations, column bases and pavements ornamented with various “tesserae” patterns. The remains are part of an old roman farm made up of three main elements: entrance, peristyle and exedra. 

The vast collection removed from the site is a testimony to the way of life from the time of the roman occupation. Coins from the 2nd, 3rd and 4th century AD, ceramics, bronzes, glasses, amphorae, rings and a Eros statue are part of the permanent exhibition “The Corner of Avita”, at the permanent archaeology centre of the Carlos Reis Municipal Museum. 

The Villa Cardillio was classified as a National Monument on 24 January 1967. 



Estrada Municipal de Santo António da Caveira, 2350-482 Torres Novas

GPS coordinates: 39º27’10.61”N 8º31’43.98”W


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Opening hours: 

Tuesday to Saturday – 10:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 17:00

Closes: 1 January, Holy Friday, Easter, 1st of May, Christmas Day

Free entrance