Villa Armira was opened in 1964 during the construction of a dam, 1.5 km southwest of "Ludja" quarter in Ivaylovgrad.
The name comes from the nearby river Armira, a right tributary of the Arda river.
The suburban villa dates back to the I-IV century, the period of Roman rule in our lands. It is an impressive complex including a large courtyard surrounded by a covered colonnade and a pool in the middle.
Around it are living quarters.
The villa is richly decorated with mosaics, marble sculptures and tiling. Its construction began at the time of Emperor Adrian (117-138). It was destroyed at the time of the Gothic invasion in 378.
It is the most impressively decorated private house (palace) of the Roman era, discovered in the Bulgarian lands.
The villa was the center of a landowner, founded by a rich Thracian aristocratic family.
Ivaylovgrad, 1 Orphey Str.
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