Other Roman sites in Lisbon
The Roman Galleries (Galerias Romanas)
Buried beneath the Rua da Conceição, in the city's Baixa district, lies a network of Roman tunnels thought to date back to the first century AD. Preserved for centuries, they were discovered during the rebuilding of the city following the 1755 earthquake. The true purpose of these galleries is open to conjecture. Some archaeologists believe they are the foundations of the forum, or perhaps a water storage system or simply just used for storage. For most of the year, the chambers are flooded with groundwater. However, a few times a year, they are drained and opened to the public. Check with Tourist Information for opening dates. A trap door in the centre of the road allows access to the mass of visitors keen to witness this mesmerising subterranean attraction. You need to book well in advance by sending an enquiry to the email address below… Entrance:
Getting to the The Roman Galleries
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Entrance: 77 Rua da Prata/Rua da Conceição, 1100-150, Lisbon, Portugal.
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