On the estuary side of the Troia peninsula is the Roman town of Cetobriga, which was once a port and the site of a fish-salting business.
The settlement eventually moved to the other side of the river and gave its name to the city of Setubal.
The Troia Roman Ruins
Have some very important finds have been made since excavations by the Lusitanian Archaeological Society began in 1850.
The main visible features which can be visited are fish-salting tanks as large as 3 metres square, port buildings, tombs and baths with traces of mosaic and marble lining.
The larger tanks were used for the making of salsamenta and the medium and small-sized tanks were used for making condiments (garum, hallec and muria). The factories were covered (proved by traces of pillars) and had walls separating them.
Wells for fresh water supply and boilers were also found throughout the complex.
On the urban side, the ruins of a group of houses from the Rua da Princesa and the spas.
The houses were two floors high, proved by the holes on the upper floor.
This floor was decorated with painted stucco.
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