Palencia is a province of northern Spain, in the northern part of the autonomous community of Castile and León in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. It is bordered by the provinces of León, Cantabria, Burgos, and Valladolid.
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Archaeological site owned by Diputación de Palencia. Roman period. 4th century aD. Asset of Cultural Interest.
At the latest stages of Roman Spain, 1600 years ago somebody built this enormous 4400 m2 villa. With four tower at each corner it was self sufficient compound in some fields North of Palencia. Discovered in 1968 was uncovered during a few decades and by 1984 it was opened to the public with subsequent improvements including covering the site and above ground walkways to better observe with minimum disturbance to the sites completed by 2009 to it actual form. Enclosed within a modern 7000 m2 building is a very confortable, well organized, and displayed Roman relic, containing one of the largest on site collection of Roman mosaics anywhere. Mosaics contains many design and geometric structures dominate many of the rooms but the crown Jewell is the very large room, the "living room" with one made of small stones "tesellas" depicting the tale of Achilles being discovered from his hiding by Odysseus and also depicting bigger than life hunting scenes on foot and horse back of exotic animals. It it worth taking the tour and then coming back to observe each detail or room including the floor heating systems or the complete system of baths in detail. The place is so far out and away from the roaming tourist crowds that leisurely inspecting is possible. Parking is ample and free, and the personnel is friendly and well informed. The drawback is that it is isolated so food is scarce. It has some eating facilities but during our visit they were closed so the best option is Saldaña. A town 6 km away where some of the artifacts encountered during the excavation of the Villa are also housed in a museum of coins, tools, metal objects,Roman glass vessels etc .
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Archaeological site owned by the Diputacion de Palencia. Roman period, 4th century AD. Mosaics. Asset of Cultural Interest. - OPENING TIMES - From Tuesday to Sunday - *From March 1st to March 31st: - Morning, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Afternoons, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. *From April 1st to September 30th: - Morning, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Afternoons, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. *From October 1st to November 5th: - Morning, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Afternoons, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Free admission: - Tuesday afternoon. Cultural Heritage Legislation. - May 18th, Museum Day. Closed: - Every Monday (even holidays). - From November 6th to February 28th. The villa can be visited without a guide. There is a recommended itinerary to make the unguided tour easier. There are also informative panels and leaflets in English.
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