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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www.sorianitelaimaginas.com

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Pilar Parra (17 months ago)
Casa bien equipada , agradable.Para desconectar de la ciudad .Ubicada en un pueblo pequeño rodeado de naturaleza.
raquel dolado dueñas (19 months ago)
Excepcional Sergio cuida que pases unos días geniales Muy cerca de Soria cspital
Miguel Angel Ramirez Belmonte (2 years ago)
Bonito y tranquilo lugar
Carol HG (3 years ago)
Hemos pasado un fin de semana en familia en a casa rural y genial. La casa esta muy limpia y tiene tío lo necesario. Puedes hacer excursiones por la zona, el dueño nos facilitó toda la informacion necesaria.
Alba Sanchez (3 years ago)
He estado con mi familia una semana y ha sido estupendo, todo muy limpio con todo lo necesario y el propietario muy simpático y atento. Volveremos
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