Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

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Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia
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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 29 October 2021
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Citizens
Barcelona, Spain1,256 contributions
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
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 12 September 2021
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Dave S
London, UK140 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 1 September 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 11 May 2021
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ESVincent
Hong Kong, China1,131 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 25 October 2020
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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 26 August 2020
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TateZen
London, UK29 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 21 August 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 15 February 2020
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Altug71
Rome, Italy1,840 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
It is a must seen if you are near this area. There is a lot if to see from the rest if archeological pieces in open air. Reminded me Voloubilis in Morocco. But this one is just by the beach.
Entrance is free for people from UN countries otherwise it is 1.50 euro.
Clean bathrooms. Some places to stay and have picnic. A small building with museum.
Excellent place with beautiful views of the sea and history.
Written 26 December 2019
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