Conjunto Arqueológico de Baelo Claudia

Conjunto Arqueológico de Baelo Claudia
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The Archaeological Site of Baelo Claudia was declared a National Historic Monument. This Roman city-factory is surprising due to its excellent condition. It was important at the time due to its canned and brine foods and was the origin of the garum sauce exported to empire.

In the 3rd century AD there was an earthquake where a small village managed to survive until the beginning of 7th century, when it was finally abandoned. Since then, Baelo Claudia has been uninhabited.

When, in 1917, the first excavations began in the Bolonia area, researchers found the remains of a prosperous city, built according to classical Roman tradition; a perfectly planned and rational urban project.

With the Archaeological Site of Baelo Claudia, the province of Cádiz preserves one of the finest known examples of a Roman town. Some buildings are from the Augustus era, although most were built under the rein of Claudius. Apparently, the historic centre, where the forum and all the administrative organisation buildings are located, was built at the same time , following a perpendicular axis along the coastline.

Access is allowed up to 30 minutes before the closing of the Archaeological Ensemble. From April 1 to June 15: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed Monday. Closed on Mondays (except the day before a public holiday, with a public holiday timetable) Open on all public holidays, including local holidays. From June 16 to July 31: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays (except the day before a public holiday, with a public holiday timetable) Open on all public holidays, including local holidays. From August 1 to September 15: From Tuesday to Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays (except the day before a public holiday, with a public holiday timetable) Open on all public holidays, including local holidays. From September 16 to March 31: From Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sundays and Holidays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Closed on Mondays (except the day before a public holiday, with a public holiday timetable) Open on all public holidays, including local holidays. Closed 1 and 6 January, 9, 24, 25 and 31 December.

Accredited EU citizens: Free. Other Countries: 1,50 €

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Conjunto Arqueológico de Baelo Claudia
Ensenada de Bolonia, s/n, 11380
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