Almedinilla

Hypnos

Our own white village, Almedinilla, is also known as “Tierra de sueños”, the land of dreams. In the eighties of the former century the authority of Andalucía decided to build a new road from Lucena to Alcalá La Real. The purpose of this new road was to disclose the region which was still very remote and unknown. During the excavations necessary for the building in Almedinilla the remains of a Roman village were discovered. The most important find was a statue of the Roman god Hypnos, the god of the dreams.

Hypnos Almedinilla

The statue was almost completely intact and immediately became very important for Roman archeology worldwide because it is one of only two statues in the whole world that was hardly damaged. The other one can be seen in the Prado in Madrid. A Roman museum was build in Almedinilla where the statue of Hypnos and other findings can be seen, and the Roman villa was completely excavated.

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It is open for visitors to admire amongst others the remains of some very nice mosaics. Combined with the visit of the villa a 3D movie is shown in the touristic office which is across the villa.

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