Conímbriga is one of the largest Roman settlements in Portugal, and is classified as a National Monument. The site also has a museum that displays objects found by archaeologists during their excavations, including coins and surgical tools.
The history tell us when the Romans arrived, in the second half of the I st century B.C., Conimbriga was a florescent village. Thanks to the peace established in Lusitania a quick romanisation of the indigenous population was took place and Conimbriga became a prosperous town.
But Conimbriga suffered the consequences of the barbaric invasions. In 465 and in 468 Suabii captured and plundered partially the town, abandoned by part of its population.