Guided tour of the Visitors' Centre and the Villa

A tour that will teach you all about our archaeological heritage. Unlock the secrets of the Roman Villa of Salar.

What’s in store?

This tour will take you back in time to the first century, the period our Roman villa dates from.

One of our experts will guide you on your tour of the Roman Villa, so that you can see our wonderful mosaics for yourself. We’ll explain the techniques used, and the challenges that the archaeologists from the University of Granada have faced. Through their tenacious work, they have improved our knowledge of the villa, a domestic architectural historical site located in a rural Hispanic area, one of the most important ones on the Iberian Peninsula.

We will then move on to the Visitors’ Centre, which is home to some of the artefacts found during the excavations. You’ll be given a talk on its historical background which will help you better understand everything you’ll see at the archaeological site.

The main focus will be on the three marble sculptures discovered during the excavations: the Venus Púdica Capitolina, the Nymph Púdica and the Nymph Venera.

Duration: 1.5 hrs. Tours at 9 am and 12 pm, Wednesday to Sunday.

Language: Spanish

Price per person: €5 (Wednesday to Sunday).

What will you see?

  • The archaeological site, the Roman Villa of Salar
  • Roman Villa of Salar Visitors’ Centre

Includes:

  • A guided tour
  • Entry to the Roman Villa

Not included:

  • Transport between the villa and the Visitors’ Centre

Meeting point:

The Villa of Salar

Semi-private tour: Granada to the Roman Villa of Salar

Duration: 5h

Language: Spanish

Start time: 11 am

Price, from 2 to 15 people: 69 €/pp.

Summary:
A semi-private tour of the Roman Villa of Salar, with a guided tour of the Visitors’ Centre and the archaeological site.

What’s in store?

ust a 30-minute drive from the city of Granada, we’ll arrive in the Roman Villa of Salar, a significant villa for lovers of ancient history. It can be compared with Roman villas in Sicily.
This Roman villa is located in Salar, a town in the western area of the province of Granada.

Salar has been named a “Magical Spanish Town”. This small town, its charm and its people are a treat for the tourists who come to see its treasures for themselves. On this visit, you’ll discover a gem of Roman domestic architecture.

As the archaeologists take a deep dive into its secrets and the daily life of its former residents, it’s become clear that this is living history that’s still being written, in rooms adorned with incredibly elaborate mosaics.

What will you see?

The Roman Villa Visitors’ Centre, a walk around the town and the archaeological site.

Includes:

Transport, guided visit to the villa and a guided group tour.

Meeting point

Plaza Mariana Pineda, next to the newspaper kiosk.

Please note

Please don’t be late. If late, you won’t be able to participate in the tour. If you have reduced mobility, please inform us in advance so we can ensure that the route and vehicle are fully suitable.

Private tour of the Roman Villa of Salar

Languages English, French and Spanish. For other languages, please ask.

Start times: 9 am and 12 pm

Price: €120 for 1 to 3 people; €170 for 3 to 10 people

Summary

A private tour of the Roman Villa of Salar in your preferred language, with a guide. What’s in store?
You’ll visit the two structures at the archaeological site which house the remains of the villa, and where the sculptures of Venus were found. Thanks to the beauty of our mosaics and all their details, this villa is comparable to those in Sicily, or the Villa de Casale.

We’ll then visit the Villa’s Visitors’ Centre. Step by step, a guide will explain the discoveries made and the 3D model of the villa. The goal of the visit is to understand why the Roman Villa of Salar is so remarkable in terms of the archaeology of Roman Hispania, and how it gives us a clearer idea of the lifestyle of the aristocracy at that time.

What will you see?

  • The archaeological site and the Roman Villa of Salar Visitor’s Centre

Includes:

  • A guided visit, an official tourist guide and entry Meeting point
  • Roman Villa of Salar Visitors’ Centre Please note
  • This tour is not fully suitable for those with reduced mobility. If there are any visitors with special needs, please inform us in advance so that we can adapt the tour accordingly.

Night visit to the Roman Villa of Salar:

Duration 90 minutes
Language English and Spanish
Schedule May to September. Every Saturday at 9:30 pm
Summary The Roman Villa of Salar has its own charm, but it becomes even more special at night. We invite you to come and visit our villa in the evening, where we will explain everything about Roman customs, the significance of dinner, and how this ancient tradition has continued through to modern times.

What awaits you Our villa was once owned by a Roman aristocrat, who was likely an influential and important figure along with their family. Life in a Roman villa at night differed greatly from life in the city and was generally more peaceful and relaxed. The evening began with a dinner, where gastronomy played a significant role in the culture and was served in the triclinium, a room that has been beautifully preserved in our villa.
By joining us on this unique and authentic visit, you will gain a fresh perspective on the Rome of Granada through a blend of customs and history. Generally, the night in a Roman villa was a time for relaxation and enjoyment after a day of work. Romans cherished spending time with their loved ones and engaged in a diverse range of cultural activities. We cordially invite you to come and experience it for yourself on this guided tour.

What is visited Group guided tour of the Roman Villa of Salar and its Interpretation Center at night.

Inclusions: Official specialized guide
Meeting point: Villa Romana de Salar

Price: €8 per person. Children up to 12 years old are free of charge

Nighttime and Dramatized Visit to the Villa Romana de Salar:

Duration 90 minutes
Language Español (para otros idiomas consultar disponibilidad)
Schedule Primer sábado de cada mes de mayo a septiembre
Summary Get to know the Roman Villa of Salar through its protagonists. We have created a new fully immersive visit at the villa, where our guides and the protagonists will provide firsthand insights into the life of a Roman aristocrat.

What awaits you This theatrical guided tour is one of the most remarkable immersive experiences in Granada. It offers more than just a glimpse of the stunning mosaics at night; our villa inhabitants will immerse you into the life of a Roman aristocrat and demonstrate the significance of the Roman dinners in the triclinium.
Experience Rome in Granada like never before and enjoy the Interpretation Center, the night of Salar, its streets, and its people. This visit is a comprehensive tour of the village that you cannot afford to miss.
What is visited Experience a guided tour of the Roman villa of Salar and its Interpretation Center at night, enhanced by theatrical elements.
Inclusions Official specialized guide
Professional actors who love Rome and its history.

Meeting point Villa Romana de Salar

Price 25€ per person/child (up to 12 years old) free of charge.

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