Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Jeff R
    Rota, Spain10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well preserved Roman city ruins
    This is a very well preserved Roman city ruins. We stopped here to explore on a day trip to Tarifa since it is only a few minutes outside of the city limits. The weather was nice and we had a clear view of northern Morocco. The cool breeze coming off the ocean made it an enjoyable walk around the ruins complex.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • USN_Seabee_Wife
    Chehalis, Washington588 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Visit early in the morning 🚶‍♀️ 🚶‍♂️
    One of the highlights of our trip to Spain was these Roman ruins! Do not miss them if you are in the area. Take sunscreen, water, good walking shoes, a hat...most of all DO NOT forget your camera! The ruins are right on the water and when it is a clear day you can see all the way over to north Africa. They provide you with a map and you can walk all around the ruins and read all of the history of them. We spent a few hours taking in the sights and watching the sailboats in the harbor. Many people stay longer and spend time at the beach to finish their day.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Dee ce
    Oamaru, New Zealand201 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Roman ruins, well presented.
    Well worth a visit. Well presented ruins of the old Roman settlement. You really get a sense if what it must have been like. We visited this site about 20 years ago and a lot more has been excavated since then. So nice to look over the ruins towards the sand dune and then Africa across the water. Very friendly and helpful receptionist. Nice museum. Good Parking. Toilets on the lower floor. Closed on Mondays.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 October 2023
  • Claude M
    Vence, France960 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting, modest site.
    We visited this site as part of abicycle tour. EU residents get to visit free of charge. The aquaduct, temple, and theater offer great reconstitutions of what the religious complex was about. The iste is just off thesea explaining why thet madegarum there. Good explanations in the museum and samples of the discoveries.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 4 May 2024
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Gillian L
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Very relaxing enjoyable holiday in early May. The Roman ruins are a must. Long beach walks with pit stops at beach restaurants. The weather was a real bonus.
Written 15 May 2024
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Claude M
Vence, France960 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We visited this site as part of abicycle tour. EU residents get to visit free of charge.

The aquaduct, temple, and theater offer great reconstitutions of what the religious complex was about. The iste is just off thesea explaining why thet madegarum there.

Good explanations in the museum and samples of the discoveries.
Written 4 May 2024
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Dee ce
Oamaru, New Zealand201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Well worth a visit. Well presented ruins of the old Roman settlement. You really get a sense if what it must have been like. We visited this site about 20 years ago and a lot more has been excavated since then. So nice to look over the ruins towards the sand dune and then Africa across the water.
Very friendly and helpful receptionist.
Nice museum. Good Parking. Toilets on the lower floor.
Closed on Mondays.
Written 10 October 2023
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USN_Seabee_Wife
Chehalis, WA588 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
One of the highlights of our trip to Spain was these Roman ruins! Do not miss them if you are in the area.

Take sunscreen, water, good walking shoes, a hat...most of all DO NOT forget your camera!

The ruins are right on the water and when it is a clear day you can see all the way over to north Africa.

They provide you with a map and you can walk all around the ruins and read all of the history of them.

We spent a few hours taking in the sights and watching the sailboats in the harbor. Many people stay longer and spend time at the beach to finish their day.
Written 15 September 2023
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Jeff R
Rota, Spain10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
This is a very well preserved Roman city ruins. We stopped here to explore on a day trip to Tarifa since it is only a few minutes outside of the city limits. The weather was nice and we had a clear view of northern Morocco. The cool breeze coming off the ocean made it an enjoyable walk around the ruins complex.
Written 4 September 2023
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Paul S
El Cerrito, CA149 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
We were there on a Sunday morning and this was a highlight for the weekend; leave a couple of hours to see the museum, to walk the grounds (several hectares in extent), an utterly spectacular beach beckoning in the distance, and a satisfactory place to eat just on the edge of the archaeological site. It's often described as "Ruinas romanas de Baelo Claudia" (including on the Michelin Andalusia map) so the name that appears here on Tripadvisor is odd to say the least. Be sure to read the wall panel (Spanish-English) that describes "garum" -- the savory sauce made from atun rojo (red tuna) and swordfish innards and was cherished (so we're told) by Romans throughout the Mediterranean. (Not available for sale anywhere that I know of!!!!)

The Roman amphitheater is nice; the Temple of Isis is gorgeous, the walkways are suitable wooden boardwalks, and the remnants of columns and an aqueduct, and assorted outside baths and housing foundations are all there. The Museum (inside) is well done, with raised relief maps, entirely acceptable lavatories, and some highly desirable windproofing (glass panels) that protect you from the Levante and Poniente winds. Right from the entrance gate, you are looking across the straits of Gibraltar at North Africa -- definitely a "wow!" -- and even an elevator hidden on the bottom floor if you're stairs-averse.
Written 16 April 2023
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David B
El Barco de Avila, Spain660 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
This extensive Roman archaeological site is situated overlooking a beautiful bay on the coast between Cádiz and Tarifa. There is a museum with finds from the site as well as roads, the remains of the forum, temples, houses and the factories used to make garum, the Roman fish sauce (which sounds horrible!). Entrance is free and you can count on spending between one and two hours here.
Written 15 November 2022
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Petter E
Fredrikstad, Norway823 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 29 October 2021
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Citizens
Barcelona, Spain1,244 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
We are fans of visiting ancient ruins. Baelo Claudia was a pleasant surprise.

The museum was small but very well done and the site itself was spectacular with views on the sea.

It was well worth the visit.
Written 28 October 2021
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Kendall K
1,158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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 12 September 2021
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