Interpretation and Welcome Centre of the Miróbriga Archaeological Station

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The Alentejo coast and the Setúbal peninsula are very rich in Roman remains. The ruins of Miróbriga, an example of that, were referenced in the 16th Century and are located in an area with rich agricultural, maritime and mining resources. It is an area that has been inhabited since the Iron Age. Strolling along the forum, it is possible to see constructions such as the curia, the basilica and the thermal baths. The rectangular volume of the interpretation centre rests on the territory and may appear to want to distance itself like a strange object. On the contrary, the subtleness of its contact with the topography creates a special relationship with its surroundings. An element with modern lines, it is an untypical solution for an interpretation centre, generating interesting volumetrics.  
Author
Paula Santos  
Address
Herdade dos Chãos Salgados
Santiago do Cacém  
Email
info@cultura-alentejo.pt  
Site
Phone
+ 351 269 818 460  
Timetable
Tuesday to Saturday: 9h00 - 12h30 | 14h00 - 17h30 Sundays: 9h00 - 12h00 | 14h00 - 17h30 Closed: Public holidays; 1st January; Easter Sunday; 1st May and 25th December  
Location
38º 00.633' N , 8º 41.163' W
Architecture
photography: Luís Ferreira Alves