Numancia's Roman Ruins

sights / Historic

Numancia's Roman Ruins information

Numancia , Spain
Address
Street Numancia
More information
www.numanciasoria.es
Prices
adult/concession/child under 13yr €4/3/free, Sat & Sun free
Opening hours
10am-2pm & 4-8pm Tue-Sat, 10am-2pm Sun
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Lonely Planet review

The mainly Roman ruins of Numancia , 8km north of Soria, have a lonely, windswept aspect with little to suggest the long history of a settlement inhabited as early as the Bronze Age. Numancia proved one of the most resistant cities to Roman rule. Finally Scipio, who had crushed Carthage, starved the city into submission in 134 BC. Under Roman rule, Numancia was an important stop on the road from Caesaraugustus (Zaragoza) to Astúrica Augusta (Astorga). Now the city exists in outline only and will appeal more to budding archeologists than to casual visitors.