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Roman empire in the Tarragonès

Roman empire in the Tarragonès

 Journey visiting some of the most outstanding Roman ruins and emblematic of the region of Tarragona as the Arc de Bera, the villa of the Lots, the tower of Scipio, the amphitheater, the Devil's Bridge and mausoleum Centcelles. Uproot our trip to the Arc de Bera, located at the foot of the N-340 and between Comaruga Torredembarra, welcomes us to Tarragona. Driving this road heading towards Tarragona OS, and once in Altafulla, we can stop to see the largest Roman villa of Lots, country residence built in the s. And A.D. Following the N-340 to the west, just beyond and beside the road, we found a tomb-shaped tower, popularly called the Tower of Scipio, which is preserved to a height of 9 m. Once entered in Tarragona, contemplate the amphitheater, located almost at the entrance to the city if we come to Barcelona. But the biggest show buildings of Roman Tarragona was the circus, now hidden in private use. Now is working to recover it. Our visit continues with the call or Pretoria Castle center belonging to the Roman Museum. From the roof, you glimpse an extraordinary view of the city and the region. Near it, there are the National Archaeological Museum, which preserves all of the most important Roman epigraphy and archeology of Catalonia. In the middle of the upper part of Tarragona, which preserved the structures of the ensemble was the Forum. In addition to Pretoria, we can find other notable relics preserved in the squares and Pallol Forum. Way back in the Empire today, we'll walk to the Archaeological beautiful viewpoint of Tarragona. The portals and the Rosary of San Antonio in modern times, we open up the interior of the old city, still surrounded by walls. Down the Paseo de San Antonio in the direction of the port, found the Roman Theater. A little further on, between the streets of Lleida, the Cardinal Cervantes and the Gasómetro Soler, is the local forum with preserved remains of the Roman basilica of this architectural complex. Leaving the city on Avenida Ramón y Cajal, and before the river Francolí arrive at the Tobacco Factory. It is an extensive area of ​​Roman burials that form an exceptional variety of types. At the site, it raises an interesting museum monograph. If we we go to Tarragona and Constantine in the direction N to the N-240, we can admire the surrounding Centcelles the mausoleum, one of Catalonia's most important monuments of Rome. And as a culmination of this route, we visit a Roman aqueduct, popularly known by the names of Devil's Bridge or the aqueduct Ferreres. It is located on the left bank of the river Francolí, about 4 km from the city near the N-240 and AP-7. End of itinerary. Landmarks Early-Christian Museum and Necropolis Roman burials Local Forum and the ruins of the Basilica Roman Theater Archaeological Walk Square Pallol Forum Plaza National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona History Museum of Tarragona (Roman Museum) Pretoria Castle Region: Tarragona Distance: 33.0 miles Signage: Yes Duration: 24 hours Topics: Culture Types: Cultural Heritage     Criteria of usage of these routes   See restaurants here See hotels here Source: Government of Catalonia. Directorate General of Tourism / Data Update: 01/03/2011

Tags: costa dorada, altafulla, visit salou, visit cambrils, visit tarragona, visit reus, visit la pineda playa
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