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Condeixa-a-Nova is a town in Beira Litoral, Portugal. It is best known as the site of Portugal's largest Roman ruins.

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Roman mosaic tile floor at the ruins of Conímbriga.

Condeixa-a-Nova (kon-DAY-shuh uh NAW-vuh, /kõ.ˈdɐj.ʃɐ ɐ ˈnɔ.vɐ/) municipality has 17,078 residents (2011), with about 8,600 in the town itself.

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Regional bus service is provided by Transdev.

Condeixa is served by several motorways: A1 (Autoestrada do Norte), A13 (Autoestrada do Pinhal Interior), and A13-1 (Radial de Coimbra). The IC2 road (concurrent with EN1 here) passes through the town and municipality.

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Map of Condeixa-a-Nova

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  • 1 Conímbriga, Condeixa-a-Velha. The largest Roman ruins in Portugal, about 2 km (1.2 mi) south of Condeixa-a-Nova. There are also some hiking routes of varying length starting from the ravine-side of the ruins, with maps and direction markers provided. In the autumn you may also sample the fruits of the wild strawberry trees growing along the hiking paths. The site has many beautiful, well-preserved mosaics. The visitors' centre displays artefacts excavated by archaeologists, including coins, tools, and ceramics. Although the area was settled by other people groups as early as the 9th century BCE, the Romans arrived around 139 BCE. Conímbriga (Q66942507) on Wikidata Conímbriga on Wikipedia
  • 2 Museu Monográfico de Conímbriga, Rua das Ruínas Condeixa-a-Velha, +351 239 941 177, . 10:00–18:00 daily. This museum at the Conímbriga ruins site seeks to preserve and exhibit Roman artefacts excavated here. €4.50, various reduced rates available. Museu Monográfico de Conimbriga (Q10333548) on Wikidata
  • 3 Museu Portugal Romano em Sicó (PO.RO.S), Avenida Bombeiros Voluntários de Condeixa-a-Nova 41 (Quinta de São Tomé), +351 239 949 122, . Tu–Su 10:00–18:00, closed M. Through 1,200 m2 (13,000 ft²) of exhibits in 11 thematic rooms, interactive displays, and handheld multimedia guides, PO.RO.S shows the history of the Roman Empire and its settlement in Condeixa, Conímbriga, and surrounding communities (the Terras da Sicó). Adults 13–46 €5, students & seniors 65+ €3.50, kids 6–12 €3, kids 0–5 free, family (2 adults & 2 kids) €12.50, family plus (2 adults & 4 kids) €17.50.

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  • Coimbra — home to Portugal's oldest university
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