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Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia (Ensenada de Bolonia, Tarifa) – located 90 minutes (115 km) southwest of Puerto Banus (on the Atlantic coast of Spain), this site was first excavated by French archaeologist Pierre Paris in 1917. With subsequent stages of excavation done by other archaeologists, the result was the uncovering of an elaborate ancient Roman settlement in southern Spain from the second century BC (which has been highly rated by tourists).

Along with the site itself, there is also a museum (opened in 2007) that houses some of the artifacts found at Baelo Claudia. Admission: €1.50 per person (free for EU residents). Hours vary – see its website for an updated schedule: www.museosdeandalucia.es/web/conjuntoarqueologicobaeloclaudia