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A walk by the roman Tarragona

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A walk by the roman Tarragona

 Tarragona is a city of Roman foundation that maintains a rich archaeological and monumental highlights its importance over the centuries. This route presents Roman Tarragona, combining the visit of the relics of ancient Tarraco is located within the city, visit the National Archaeological Museum, while making a pleasant walk. From s. III a. C., Tarraco became the main military base for the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. The early Roman military center was located on the upper terrace where the cathedral now stands. Towards the end of the century II a. C., the walled expanded to the edge of the port area. The urban structure of Tarragona is strongly influenced by this ancient Roman city, which remains the perimeter and stepped terraces. At the time of Augustus, Tarraco became the capital of the new province of Hispania Citerior, also called Tarraconensis, and the second half-century And D. C., a monumental architectural complex was built. Square Pallol Located in the heart of the Upper Part of Tarragona preserves the architectural remains of the square of the Provincial Forum century And D. C. Square Pallol and Pretoria are the most interesting examples preserved group of buildings that formed the Roman forum. Archaeological Walk At the end of the current Via Empire reach the Archaeological Promenade. Here we see a significant section of the Roman walls dating III and II in. C. fortifications and later made between the s. XIV and XVIII. On the wall are three magnificent towers, two of them modified in medieval times. The statue of Augustus of Prima Porta found in this walk is a copy given by the Italian Government in 1934. The walls still remain along the promenade of San Antonio and form the base of many of the houses around it. On clear days you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city. Roman Pretoria The magnificent neo-classical portal of San Antonio to open s. Eighteenth to the walls, leads to the upper part, or old quarter, where the Pretoria, popularly known as Castle Pilates, part of the architectural complex of the Provincial Forum of Tarraco century And D. C., into a medieval royal castle. He is currently the Museum of Roman. From the rooftop you can enjoy an extraordinary view of the city and county. National Archaeological Museum Opposite the building is Pretoria National Archaeological Museum, installed in 1960 in a new building adjacent to the castle, popularly known as Pilate. Saves the collection of Catalonia's most important art, archeology and Roman epigraphy, which has been enriched over the years with the discoveries made in Tarragona and in some neighboring counties. It has a separate section, the Paleo-Christian Necropolis Museum, located next Francolí, Avenida Ramón y Cajal (currently under restoration, has visited two showrooms in the necropolis and informative museum of the future). ROMAN CIRCUS At the end of the old city, near the Via Augusta, is the path to the remains excavated from the vaults and tiers of the Roman circus. The circus was the largest building dedicated to the performance of Tarraco. He was a regular venue for chariot races. ROMAN AMPHITHEATRE From the Palm Tree Promenade, abalconat on the Mediterranean, you can see the arena and the stands of the Roman amphitheater, built using a decline of land outside the walls, near Miracle Beach. It is very visible coming from Barcelona, ​​since it is located almost at the entrance of the city. It was a site dedicated to the celebration of gladiator fights, hunting of wild animals and other shows. The sand (61 x 38 m) is an elliptical area surrounded by terraces, partly taking advantage of the natural rock and the sea side, made of stone and concrete, supported by large circles. The public is accessed by tunnels and distributed through corridors and stairways. In s. VI was built in the sand a Visigothic basilica with three naves and apses shaped horseshoe arch, replaced in the s. XII by a Romanesque church of a Latin cross dedicated to the Virgin of the Miracle. LOCAL FORUM Canyelles of the street we went to see the excavated remains of the colony or forum Forum Local. He had various commercial and administrative functions of the Provincial Forum. Built in s. And D. C. is still legal and remains of the basilica Roman houses. Landmarks The Roman circus The Pretoria The Archaeological Promenade Early-Christian Museum and Necropolis Local Forum and the ruins of the Basilica Square Pallol National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona History Museum of Tarragona. House Castellarnau Amphitheater Region: Tarragona 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: 30/11/2002

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