baelo claudia


Baelo Claudia is a Roman archaeological site in Spain, Andalucia. It is situated on the coast between Zahara de los Atunes and the village of Bolonia.

(Bolonia s/n 11380 Tarifa (Cadiz)):

It was founded in the second century BC and was at its peak during the reign of the emperor Claudius (41-54 AD). Part of its wealth was founded on the production of "garum", the famous fishsauce, which was exported to the whole Empire.

It was a typical provincial Roman town and it is quite well preserved. You find a Forum, temples, a basilica, baths, an amphitheatre, a city wall, streets, traces of the garum factories. The natural setting is beautiful; Trafalgar lies a short way to the west along the coast.



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