Las Cuevas de Soria Roman Villa

Las Cuevas de Soria, Spain

Roman Villa of La Dehesa was used as an agricultural plantation in the 4th century. It has been Heritage of Cultural Interest in the category of Archaeological Sites since 1931. There you can visit a museum and the site to learn more about the family who lived here.



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Founded: 4th century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Ernesto Saez (2 years ago)
A perfect accommodation to spend a few quiet days. A beautiful house that does not lack anything. The owner is very attentive. Highly recommended.
Juana Pérez Tapón (2 years ago)
No wifi No pool We can see that the house does not have all the comforts in the kitchen. The place lacks a nearby market or a Chinese one, there is no shop in the town and it is quite small, if you want a retreat it is For good
Bernardo Cózar Merino (2 years ago)
Thank you very much for the great reception, you have made us feel very comfortable at all times. I have loved being able to enjoy the house with friends and savor the barbecues that we have done. We have found everything we have needed during the stay. But we had a big problem: WE HAD TO RETURN !!!! Time has passed very quickly and we will really repeat, so I recommend it 100%. Sergio thank you very much for everything. Your time, personality, kindness and attention. You really have made our stay perfect. WITH A LOT OF WANT TO REPEAT !!!
Ruben Pancorbo (2 years ago)
The terrace where the barbecue is is very small and is very closed. You swallow all the smoke.
meri espi (3 years ago)
Our family meeting place for years. We always come back. My father is waiting for his birthday to celebrate here (there are several). I think you should be your longest-lived customer. Thanks Sergio. He is very comfortable here. Keep taking care of us so well ...
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