The Roman archaeological ruins of Praia da Luz is an archaeological site located in the Luz Town, in the municipality of Lagos.
The archaeological site consists of two buildings, with a Roman spa and the other, fish salting tanks, both of Roman origin.
The Roman baths with many dependencies and floor mosaics and the industrial complex consisting of tanks for salt fish, as well as fragments of amphorae, building materials and marble friezes are part of the collection of Roman heritage that are trying to preserve.
The bathhouse, oriented towards Northwest / Southeast, includes several divisions, such as a locker room, multiple baths and a pool. At east of the resort, there are several salting tanks. A street dividing the two complexes.
Probably built in the II or III after Christ, the resort, initially simple, was expanded with new divisions, reaching its peak in the fourth century. The saltings, date of construction unknown, labored
up to the IV or V.
The remains were discovered in 1878 by Estacio da Veiga, who began his excavation. In the early twentieth century, the remains were covered and remained so until they open again in 1987, due to the construction of a tourist complex on the site.
In the ruins, we found several traces, including fragments of a marble statue, a liturgical spoon in silver and one gold coin of the late IV.
Today, these ruins are partially buried due to the construction of a block of flats
Roman archaeological site of Praia da Luz has a beautiful panorama of the beach where the blue of the sea dominates the skyline.
This monument was classified as a Public Interest in 1992.
Nearby: Lake, Portimão, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença
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