Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
Baelo Claudia is an ancient Roman city located within the Estrecho Natural Park, about 12 km from Tarifa.
The city came into existence in the late second century in a Phoenician settlement based on its trade relations with North Africa as the main seaport linking it to Tangiers (Morocco).
From the mid-second century hardship fell upon Baelo Claudia following, first, an earthquake that devastated much of the city and, secondly, from the incursions of both Celtic and Barbarian pirates. Although the city was recovered in the third century, it was finally abandoned in the seventh century.
Some of the main gates of the fortress walls are still preserved as well as the forum or public square, the courthouse or judicial basilica, four temples, markets, the spa, theater, and part of the sewer system and streets.
Baelo Claudia is the only place in the Iberian Peninsula where visitors are able to capture a complete idea of what the ancient Roman cities were like.
Opening Hour Archaeological Ensemble Baelo Claudia:
October, March and May. Tuesday to Saturday from 9h to 19h
November to February. Tuesday to Saturday from 9h to 18h
Sundays and public holidays from 9h to 14h
Ticket Price Archaeological Ensemble Baelo Claudia:
All times and ticket prices are approximate. To confirm times and fares see the official sites.