Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

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Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
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Crispin
15 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
A fascinating insight into Roman life. Informative and the ruins are visually interesting on their own. Well worth at least an hour to amble around to understand the history and architecture. And it’s free for EU citizens!

However beware new Covid restrictions on entry. Capacity is limited to 80 at one time. There are 4 entry times a day (0900, 1030, 1200, 1330) and tickets are released at the door an hour beforehand. No ticket no entry. We visited in peak tourist season but were 62 and 63 in the queue for the 1330 ticket release despite arriving at 1205.

Written August 26, 2020
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Petter E
Fredrikstad, Norway792 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
The best roman exhibition I have seen so far. The exhibition of the industrial fishing and garum was super. The fings showing fishery equipment made of bronze was very good. And not least the walking around the excavation was super.
Written October 29, 2021
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Maria R
Benalmadena, Spain302 contributions
May 2021
Our visit to Baelo Claudia was a pleasant surprise as it was much larger than expected - and only 30% has been excavated! There is much to see, and each area is explained by plaques in both Spanish and English. The small museum at the entrance also provides interesting information and describes the process of making garum, which is being investigated and recreated by students at the University of Cadiz. Highly recommend spending a bit of time there before the visit.
Written May 11, 2021
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Kendall K
687 contributions
Sep 2021
This Roman sight is strategically next to a beautiful beach. It's pretty cool to imagine how the area was utilized back in those times. The fact that most of the structures are in pretty salvageable condition is impressive. There is a nice museum that you'll walk through prior to seeing the structures outside, the museum has statues, coins, and explains the process in which the remains preserved their food and used the area for ships and daily business.
Written September 12, 2021
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TateZen
London, UK32 contributions
Aug 2020
Rude, unfriendly staff with no manners whatsoever. The man who is in charge of the red rope to let visitor in and out is a total psychopath. Such people should not work at a museum or a public office, but are more suitable as prison guards. No consideration was given that we drove for several hours to see the ruins. You are better off taking photos from the Bolonia beach and avoid this dungeon with Nazi guards. The day was ruined!
Written August 21, 2020
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Jane and Tony F
1191792323 contributions
Feb 2020
As a non historian, I found this place fascinating because you first access the site via the museum which explains the what, when, why and how before you walk into the site. It just helps explain why the Romans built the town here and why it is now a ruin. There is lots to see and we easily spent 3-4 hours here ambling around using the map/guidebook. It is not enormous but at 300 by 500m it is enough to give you a flavour of life in a Roman town.
Written February 15, 2020
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,143 contributions
Oct 2020
The location is stunning and if you are an EU citizen this is a free visit. The Museum has some great exhibits but at least half of this was being redeveloped. The site itself is stunning but so much is roped off - you cant enter the theatre or the forum so its very frustrating...what should have been magnificent is just OK.
Written October 25, 2020
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Dave S
London, UK144 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
Four of us visited in late August. It was busy, especially in the museum, but the actual site wasn't too bad. Lots to see and excellent bilingual signage. A fairly large site so allow plenty of time. Free entry for all Spanish residents. The ruins are well preserved giving a good idea of what a roman town would have looked like. Beautiful location. Parking very busy in August
Written September 1, 2021
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Travel501
Little Rock, AR134 contributions
Baelo Claudia is the site of an ancient Roman city. The narrow country road to Baelo Claudia is well marked and located about 10 minutes (15km) west of Tarifa on the N-340 highway. The actual site is another five minute drive and is located near the beach with a beautiful view of the ocean. The park is operated by a government entity. EU citizens appear to get in free with their passports. We paid a Euro or so apiece. We parked outside the official parking area but the official area had plenty of space and a man on duty. The park had two security men on duty as well. We arrived an hour before closing but had time to enjoy the park. Two hours would have been perfect.

The signs describing the ruins are in Spanish. Our daughter translated for us, but to be honest you miss very little if you can't read them as many of the signs have drawings and floor plans as well. It is very worth your while to stop here. The city had a temple for the worship of Isis, a theater, homes, shops and a large tuna factory.

The restaurant at the Hotel “San Jose del Valle” located at the corner of the N-340 and the turnoff towards the park is excellent.
Written June 18, 2006
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AvidTraveler12
Winchester, UK1,615 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
About 20km from Tarifa lies the small village of Bolonia where the Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia are. Located beside a glorious beach and the Mediterranean Sea as a backdrop.
The entrance is through a small contemporary museum, if you are an EEC citizen it is free to enter. The museum exhibits and narrative gives context and background to the site itself. The site is set out in a grid system with walkways inbetween. If you want a good look round it will take about an hour.
Afterwards, there are some excellent beachside restaurants, a beach to swim on and a massive sand dune to climb.
Written May 8, 2015
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