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Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco

Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: Tarraco, now Tarragona, is located 85 km southeast of Barcelona in Spain. Tarraco was a major administrative and commercial city in Roman Spain. Tarraco was the first and oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula. In 26 and 25 BC Tarraco was the residence of Emperor Augustus, he used Tarraco as base for his military campaigns against the tribes of Cantabria and Asturias. Several Roman ruins of Tarraco: The Roman Wall of Tarraco was built in the 3th century BC, a stretch of 1.5 km remains. The Roman circus of Tarraco is one of the best preserved circuses in the world. St. Hermenegild Vault supported the upper platform of the Roman circus. The Praetorian Tower is the entrance of the Provincial Forum of Tarraco. The Provincial Forum was built starting from 73 AD and remained in use until the 5th century. The amphitheater of Tarraco was built near the sea in the 2nd century. Aqueducte de les Ferreres, also known as Pont del Diable, was built to supply water to Roman Tarraco. Aqueducte de les Ferreres is located 4 km north of Tarragona. The Tower of the Scipiones and the Arch of Bará are located outside Tarragona. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

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Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco is one of the largest archaeological sites of Roman Hispania in Spain. Tarraco is the Roman name...

The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco is one of the largest archaeological sites of Roman

Hispania in Spain. Tarraco is the Roman name of the current city of Tarragona. There are

still many important Roman monuments in the city. The Roman Wall of Tarraco is the oldest

and one of the best preserved Roman monuments of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco.

The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  1. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco is one of the largest archaeological sites of Roman Hispania in Spain. Tarraco is the Roman name...

    The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco is one of the largest archaeological sites of Roman

    Hispania in Spain. Tarraco is the Roman name of the current city of Tarragona. There are

    still many important Roman monuments in the city. The Roman Wall of Tarraco is the oldest

    and one of the best preserved Roman monuments of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco.

    The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2000.

  2. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The Archbishops Tower is a tower of the Roman Wall. The Roman Wall of Tarraco had gates and defense...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The Archbishops Tower is a tower of the Roman Wall.

    The Roman Wall of Tarraco had gates and defense towers. The Archbishops Tower and the

    Minerva Tower are the best preserved towers of the Roman Wall of Tarraco. The length of

    the Roman Wall of Tarraco was 4,500 metres, only 1,100 metres are preserved. The Roman

    Wall of Tarraco is part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco.

  3. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - The Roman amphitheater of Tarraco was built near the Mediterranean Sea in the 2nd century and could accommodate about 15,000...

    The Roman amphitheater of Tarraco was built near the Mediterranean Sea in the 2nd century

    and could accommodate about 15,000 spectators. The amphitheater was used for gladiator

    games, fights with wild animals, athletic sports, juggling and other entertainment, it was also

    used for public executions. The Roman amphitheater of Tarraco is part of the UNESCO World

    Heritage Site: Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco.

  4. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The Roman amphitheater of Tarraco, the Mediterranean Sea in the background. The Roman amphitheater...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The Roman amphitheater of Tarraco, the Mediterranean

    Sea in the background. The Roman amphitheater was also used to execute prisoners who had

    been condemned to death. During the persecutions of the Christians, the bishop Fructuós of

    Tarragona and his two deacons, were burned alive here in 259 AD. A basilica dedicated to

    those Christian martyrs was built inside the amphitheater in the 6th century.

  5. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The entrance of the Roman amphitheater of Tarraco. The amphitheater is located just outside the walled...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The entrance of the Roman amphitheater of Tarraco.

    The amphitheater is located just outside the walled city of Tarraco, presend-day Tarragona.

    The Roman amphitheater was built near the Mediterranean Sea. An archway led directly

    to the neighbouring beach. The Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco was inscribed on the

    UNESCO World List in 2000.

  6. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - St. Hermenegild Vault of the Roman circus was built with mortar and small stones, the vault supported the upper tribune of the...

    St. Hermenegild Vault of the Roman circus was built with mortar and small stones, the vault

    supported the upper tribune of the Roman circus. In 26 and 25 BC Tarraco was the residence

    of the Roman Emperor Augustus, he used Tarraco as base for his military campaigns against

    the tribes of Cantabria and Asturias. The Roman circus and St. Hermenegild Vault of Tarraco

    are part of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco.

  7. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - The Praetorian Tower was once the entrance into the Provincial Forum of Tarraco, the tower  is also called the Tower...

    The Praetorian Tower was once the entrance into the Provincial Forum of Tarraco, the tower 

    is also called the Tower of Pilates or King's Castle. The Roman Emperor Vespasian ordered

    the construction of the Provincial Forum of Tarraco, the forum was built starting from 73 AD

    and remained in use until the 5th century. The Praetorian Tower and Provincial Forum are 

    part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco.

  8. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The tower of the Hippodrome, or Roman circus. The Hippodrome of Tarraco is one of the best preserved...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco: The tower of the Hippodrome, or Roman circus.

    The Hippodrome of Tarraco is one of the best preserved Roman circuses in the wold.

    It was built at the end of the 1st century AD and was probably used up till the end of

    the 4th century AD. The Roman circus was mainly used for chariot races. The Roman

    circus of Tarraco could accommodate 25,000 spectators.

  9. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - Aqueducte de les Ferreres, also known as Pont del Diable, is a Roman aqueduct in Tarraco. The aqueduct was built to supply water to...

    Aqueducte de les Ferreres, also known as Pont del Diable, is a Roman aqueduct in Tarraco.

    The aqueduct was built to supply water to the Roman city of Tarraco, present-day Tarragona.

    The aqueduct is located 4 km north of Tarragona. The Pont del Diable, the Devil's Bridge, is

    part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco. The Arch of Bará

    and the Scipio's Tower are also located outside Tarragona.

  10. Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco - The Pont del Diable, the Devil's Bridge,  is probably 2000 years old. The Pont del Diable is part of the UNESCO World Heritage:...

    The Pont del Diable, the Devil's Bridge,  is probably 2000 years old. The Pont del Diable is

    part of the UNESCO World Heritage: Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco. Archaeological

    Ensemble of Tarraco was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. Tarraco, 

    present-day Tarragona, is located 85 km southeast of Barcelona in Spain. Tarraco was a

    major administrative and commercial city in Roman Spain.