Domus do Mitreo

Lugo, Spain

The University Museum A Domus do Mitreo is a museum center built on the old site of the Pazo de Montenegro and annexed buildings, next to the Roman walls of Lugo. The Museum is called Domus do Mitreo because when archaeological surveys were carried out, prior to the construction of the new building, the remains of a domus appeared. This domus, during the Lower Roman Empire, was partially reformed to build a private building intended for use as a Mithraeum. The historical importance of the archaeological remains discovered led to revise the architectural project initially planned to preserve and incorporate them into the new building.

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Praza Pío XII 3, Lugo, Spain
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Founded: 2018
Category: Museums in Spain

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Julia O (11 months ago)
Small but well presented.
Emma Bellerby (2 years ago)
This was a very interesting museum, but the best part was the museum staff - their English was extrememely good, they were eager to share with us about the collection, they put on an English video just for us and were generally helpful and friendly. If you are a student, pensioner or a teacher then you get discounted tickets but you need ID. I would definitely recommend this.
Rubén Tojeiro (2 years ago)
A good first stop to get the background of Lugo, it's historical significance and the building of the Roman Wall.
maria brancato (2 years ago)
The lower level Roman remains was interesting to see. Lots of interactive screen on different facts about the villa and temple. The more modern exhibition was not as accessible as there was no English translations.
Diego P. Ramallo (2 years ago)
A very good site explaining you the history of that specific space opposite to the city's cathedral. From a Roman house following the recommendations of Vitruvius that added a sanctuary to the eastern deity Mitra, to being demolished in order to build Lugo's famous Roman defensive walls. To a medieval graveyard and an aristocratic baroque residence.
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