Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, Bolonia

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Explore the archaeological remains of Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, a Roman town. A path takes you around the site, offering views of Baleo Claudia’s protective walls, administrative buildings, aqueducts, temples, stores, baths, a theater, and more. In the visitor center, admire ancient artifacts and learn more about the rise and fall of this fishing town. Guided tours are also available. This part of Spain can get very hot and you will be spending a considerable amount of time outside. Bring water and sunscreen with you. Use our Bolonia trip itinerary planner to visit Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia on your trip to Bolonia, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I don't think I can adequately describe the experience of touring this site. I have not been to any of the more "famous" sites such as Pompeii or Ostia, but Baelo Claudia is the real deal. A gorgeous ...  more »
  • Well kept archaeological site, with explanations on each point, possibility of guided sight. Highly recommended to spend a morning. Overlooking the beach of Bologna is impressive.
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  • Excellent site to get an idea of how a small Roman town was organised. Interesting remains of fish pickling industry. Close to the almost empty fine sanded beaches south of Tarifa. Free entrance for E...  more »
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  • This archaeological site is OK, not bad for a quick walk around, free entry and good parking. Not what i'd call a day out but pretty good for an hour or 2 at most
  • . Free! (until after Brexit) . If you are a EU citizen you get in free. Just show your passport. Nice to know that our money is being spent well! The museum is fascinating, with good descriptions of the models of the Roman town, how they made the rotted-fish-sauce (Yuk!) that was so popular in Rome. Not wheelchair friendly, however. Thought the EU insisted on that? The ruins themselves - which are still being excavated, were absolutely beautiful on a sunny day in April. Blue sky, blue sea, yellow sand glistening under the sunshine, wild flowers, a carpet of wild flowers, lining the paths. And some stupendous relics and remains of temples, rotted-fish-sauce factory, villas, amphitheatre and forum. Some excellent explanations too. A very pleasant excursion, although we found it hot on an April morning walking under the sun with no welcoming shade anywhere. it would be unbearable in the summer months, even with hats and suncream and water bottles. Highly recommended .
  • The ruins aren't stunning but they are quaint and peaceful right next to the ocean. The museum is great for being a relatively small archaeological site.
  • This place was everything I expected and more. It costs just 1.50 € unless you are an EU citizen (they get in free). The museum is small and many exhibits are copies, as the originals are in larger museums, but the ruins themselves are in remarkable shape. There are frequent placards to describe what is known about each building. The ruins are extensive and excavations are still in progress.
  • Excellent site well described in the adjoining museum.