Very close to Puerto Banús and a few meters from the beach is the Río Verde Roman Villa.
CENTURY II D.C.
During the Republican era the villas had two well-defined parts, the residential area (pars urbana) and the areas destined for labor activities (pars rustica).
The seaside villas frequently focused their wealth on the use of marine resources and had facilities within the fundus for the elaboration and commercialization of salted fish and sauces (garum).
The mosaics that make up the pavement of corridors and dependencies constitute the most important feature of what is preserved today. The quality and the originality in the figurative motifs that are represented, place these mosaics among the most important of those that are preserved today.
Food and kitchen motifs located in the southern corridor illustrate utensils and food of the time. Another highlight is a symmetrical composition with anchors, dolphins and rudders.
However, the image that stands out most strongly is a polychrome representation of Medusa’s head, occupying the center of a composition in which other figurative motifs represented with extraordinary skill stand out.
Visiting hours: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10.30 to 13.30
Group visits with prior reservation at the Delegación Municipal de Cultura.