Roman Villa in Cambrils
Distance from L’Hospitalet de l’Infant: 13 km
Type of activity: archaeological sight-seeing
Time required: min. 2 hours
 
A Roman archaeological excavation site with remains dating back to between the 1st century B.C. and to the 6th century A.D. can be visited right outside of Cambrils, 13 km from L’Hospitalet. It was discovered in 1980 and is now one of the most important  excavation sites in the province.  Evidence has been uncovered of the different activities carried out on the estate over the centuries - a salt fish factory, a residence, large ovens or kilns, private baths, and a small necropolis. All this adds important information to our knowledge of the Roman lifestyle around the city of Tarraco. In addition, an exceptional collection of bronzes was discovered here in 1992. That find showed that La Llosa was once the home of a family of high social status, who lived by the sea and could afford to buy bronzes from Italy in the 1st century AD.
 
La Llosa can be visited by foot, and an educational virtual reconstruction demonstrates the main features of Roman life at the villa. For more information and opening hours see http://www.cambrils.org/museu/uk/lallosa.htm
 
Cambrils Historical Museum
Tel. 977 79 45 28