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CENTCELLES ROMAN VILLA (CONSTANTÍ)

Timetable

Mon. to Fri. 9:30 am to 1:30 pm
and 3 to 6 pm.
Sun. and holidays: 10 am to 2 pm.
Closed every Mon., and 01/01, 20/01, 01/05, 01/08, 25/12, 26/12.

The Centcelles Villa's earliest remains date to a small rural settlement which, during the 2nd/1st century BC, harnessed the agricultural potential of the Francolí River's right flank, a natural communication route between the coast and inland planes. The first Roman villa was raised during the Imperial Era (1st/2nd century AD). Namely concerned with agricultural production, it was reformed in various stages up until the 4th century AD, when a new villa distinguished by its monumental residential quarter takes over.

Abandoned towards the end of the Late Antiquity, the structure was first transformed into the church (12th-14th century) of the town of Centcelles, then into a hermitage dedicated to Saint Bartholomew (15th-mid 19th century) and finally into a farmhouse (mid 19th-mid 20th century). It was declared World Heritage in 2000.