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Here are some of the notable Roman ruins to be found in the Algarve: Museu Municipal de Faro – visit the museum for some superb examples of Roman mosaics as well as other archeological finds and history of the region.
São Brás de Alportel – Calçadinha: is a roman road of 1480 metres.
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There is also evidence of a lake and dam to supply precious water to the inhabitants and the reason for the Romans to settle in the area.
Estói –Near to Faro in Estói are the Milreu ruins; remains of a wealthy Roman villa with a wine press, baths, mausoleums and temple dating from the 4 century as well as an inner courtyard and collonade with 22 columns.
Remains of the colourful mosaic floors depicting jumping fish can be seen as well as inlaid marble.
Lying along ancient trading routes by sea has meant the Algarve was invaded and settled several times by different tribes.
The Conii are known as the earliest dwellers here, then came the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians (who founded Portimão in 550 BC), Romans, Visigoths and Moors.Nearby is also an example of a 16 Most of the larger towns in the Algarve have some lasting Roman influences, such as the Dona Maria II bridge in Lagos town centre and Ponte Romana in Tavira.