The remains of a substantial Roman countryside villa were found by accident at Pisðes, a few miles west of Beja, in 1967. The villa apparently included over 40 rooms and was occupied between 1C-4C.
A nearby dam (the line – wall – at the top of the Google map) supplied the villa with water, held in a reservoir, which was heated in the hypocaust – no bathing in only cold water here!
A terrace with columns and mosaic flooring, and mosaics on the more important rooms in the villa are visible, but I wondered why they are not covered in some way to protect them from the weather, and people.
A swimming pool! This part of the Alentejo bakes in temperatures of up to 40C in the summer – just look at all that lovely cool water!
It is worth taking time to visit this site, as well as the Roman Villa at Cucufate.