Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia, Tarifa

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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 Tarifa trip itinerary planner to visit Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia on your trip to Tarifa, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Lovely location with views of the ocean and north African mountains - the Romans picked a great spot to make and ship Garum. The museum is a good introduction to the site and well labelled in both Spa...  more »
  • A surprise for us when we showed up, took a detour from the main road. Magnificent was the prospect and so on top of this old ruin "the archeological collection"
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  • Building t host of beautiful contemporary architecture. Spanish architects are really very good. The archaeological site itself is grandiose, beachfront, an entire city perfectly readable. Easy for everyone, even visit with young children. Good introduction to Roman history. Count 1 hour. Worth the drive.
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  • . 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 .
  • Great place. Beautiful Roman ruins and big sand dunes.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Nice remains of the old Roman city. Great scenery surrounding the ruins.