Romand Ruins in Spain
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Nov 17, 2012 6:24 AM Last Post By: artemis2
Nov 9, 2012 5:13 PM
Romand Ruins in SpainWe are ruins buffs so we wanted to see some of the Roman Ruins in Southern Spain. We have plans to stop at Baelo Claudia and Italica. And of course we are going to Segovia when we are in Madrid. Are there any other Roman Ruins in Andalucia that I have missed?
Also, I was was wondering if the ruins in Merida were worth the trip. It is pretty far out of the way to go from Seville to Merida and then onto Madrid. Does anyone who has been to Merida have an opinion?
Nov 10, 2012 6:45 AM
1There are tons of roman ruins in Andalusia. Carmona is full of them, it has an impressive necropolis. Merida is really worth, more than Segovia in my opinion, and its actually in the midway from Seville to Madrid. In Santiponce, close to Itálica, there is also a roman theater. In Seville city you have pieces of aqueduct, one close to the city center and another one in the outskirts. In roman times, the aqueduct came all the way from Carmona, 30km away!
Nov 10, 2012 9:56 AM
2Also, I was was wondering if the ruins in Merida were worth the trip
Yes, they worth the trip.
Are there any other Roman Ruins in Andalucia that I have missed?
As FernandM said, there are many Roman Ruins in Andalucía... Acinipo (aka Ronda la Vieja) could be interesting for you, maybe Carteia too...
Nov 10, 2012 12:42 PM
Here's a nice little link with plenty of info....
Nov 10, 2012 11:46 PM
4How long have you got? (I have lived in Andalucía for 5 years and have still not visited all the Roman ruins in this region.)
Nov 10, 2012 11:53 PM
Nov 11, 2012 2:18 AM
6Hi Tony, nice to see you back from time to time ;-)
I think Merida is considered as the place in Spain with the most Roman remains, so according to your interests it would definitely be worth the trip. Most memorable to me was its outstanding National Museum of Roman Art.
Nov 12, 2012 1:53 PM
7Lugo, but it might a bit out of your way. ;-)
Where else can one see a complete circuit
of 2nd century AD walls in Europe? The food's also very good.
Nov 12, 2012 1:55 PM
Nov 12, 2012 2:43 PM
Nov 17, 2012 5:41 AM
10Mérida is excellent. You won´t de disappointed. The roads are very good in S. Spain. Rent a car ( try www.goldcar.com) for flexibility.
Nov 17, 2012 6:12 AM
Nov 17, 2012 6:24 AM
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