Templo Romano


Though generally not open to visitors, this 1st-century AD Roman temple can be viewed perfectly well from the street. Its 11 tall white columns make a striking sight, especially when floodlit. Dedicated to emperor worship, the temple is thought to have looked east towards a huge Roman circus (for horse races and other spectacles). The band of cats that hangs out here must be the most photographed cats in Spain.

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