Roman Thermae of Maximinus, Braga, Portugal

The Roman Thermae of Maximinus is the archaeological ruins of a building, housing the baths, and a theatre, although excavation works are still going on.
The thermae complex and the theatre were built in the second century. However, due to ongoing redesign of Bracara Augusta as the capital of Gallaecia by the 4th century, both the baths and the theatre had been deactivated and the stones used to build the city walls. By the 5th century, the buildings had been abandoned.
Excavations started in 1977 and in 1994 the city of Braga bought the terrains to create an archaeological reserve. Five years later, during excavations of the site, the remains of the theatre were discovered.

Opening hours: Tue. to Fri. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat., Sun. and Holidays 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance fee: €1.85 (€3.10 together with the Fountain of the Idol).


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