Hotel Eurostars Museum archaeological ruins, Lisbon, Portugal

The Hotel Eurostars Museum is located in the old Palace of Coculim, which was built in the 16th century but was mostly destroyed by the 1755 earthquake. Whatever was left after the earthquake was destroyed by the successive uses given to the palace and from its origins only some Mannerist features and the coat of arms of the Counts of Coculim, in the corner, remain.
However, the hotel's historical interest has deeper roots, as it is located on top of an area with over 8 thousand years of history, starting in the Neolithic Period. This area has been studied for a few decades and the results are exhibited in the hotel.
One of the most important findings was a Phoenician stele because it showed that there were already Phoenician colonies on the Atlantic Coast during the Iron Age and these resulted not only in trading but also in acculturation, as the names on the stele are local names.
In one of the exhibition areas are the remains of a Roman domus, including a mosaic with a representation of Venus in the middle. It was the second mosaic found intact in Lisbon and the first polychromatic one. The domus was abandoned in the 4th or 5th century to give way to a defensive wall. Remains of this wall and from an Islamic tower built in a later period can be seen in the restaurant.
In a second exhibition area are the remains of a Roman road, a water tank and a well.

Opening hours: Sundays from 2 pm to 5 pm, with reservation (guided tour)
Entrance fee: €5
How to go: Terreiro do Paço metro station or buses 759, 781 and 794.

















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