We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Archaeological Ensemble of Baelo Claudia

Ensenada de Bolonia, s/n., 11380 Bolonia, Spain
+34 956 10 67 97
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Gibraltar and Bolonia Day Trip from Cádiz
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Closed Mondays in July, August and September
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“baelo claudia” (29 reviews)
“roman town” (26 reviews)
“eu citizens” (15 reviews)
Ensenada de Bolonia, s/n., 11380 Bolonia, Spain
+34 956 10 67 97
Write a Review
Reviews (993)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing to see actual history and be able to walk through the ruins. The kids, ages 7/10/15, all enjoyed the museum and the walk. It made it easy to explain the history and definitely peaked their interest!

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were staying at the Dos Mares Hotel and took a quick trip over to the museum and grounds. The displays are very well done and informative. The full on tour of the grounds was really interesting. You have the beach in front of you...More

Thank E W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had heard about Baelo Claudia but had no idea it would be so good. It's free if you are a citizen of a UE country but at only 1.50€ entry in any case it's well worth the visit. Wow, those Romans could build. Little more...More

Thank Maria M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very busy when we arrived at around 3 pm most of the car park was full but it is free and well maintained. Excellent museum in a brand new building. No toilets,a small shop and a drinks/snack machine. The ruins are vast with detakled information...More

Thank heleneshaw
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Another sunny day in the Costa del Sol, Spain, and history buffs that we are, we decided to visit the ancient Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia on the southwest coast. Approximately 1 1/2 hours from our temporary home base in Estepona, we took the scenic route...More

Thank Caron P
Reviewed 28 August 2017

Breathtaking! An amazingly well-preserved Roman ruin on the shore of the bluest ocean I have ever seen. The fact that you can walk through it out in the open and the great variety of structures give you some sense of going back to that time....More

1  Thank Lark F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It is truly worth taking the time to visit this wonderful archaeological site. It takes a couple of hours to walk round and it is free to visit for EU citizens (You need proof of address). My only other advise is to get there early...More

1  Thank AndreaSouthamptonUK
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Family day out! Bring passports as free for EU citizens, great views of the beach and fascinating opportunity to learn about the romans!

Thank tricia896
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Romans landed on the shores of the Iberian Peninsula at the end of the 3rd century BC as they sought control of the Western Mediterranean. The ruins can be found at the beach in Bolonia, just west of Tarifa. It's a small sight, but...More

Thank DeborahDishes
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Really nice to walk around the ruins which were a lot more impressive than I expected. The amphitheatre was my favourite part to look around, and there's great views of the beach and the sand dunes the whole way around.

Thank HanDV123
Nearby Restaurants
Las Rejas
571 reviews
1.15 km away
Bar Restaurante Otero
333 reviews
.12 km away
La Marisma Restaurante Pizzeria
122 reviews
.98 km away
Restaurante Miramar
92 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Playa de Bolonia
2,342 reviews
.59 km away
Playa de Zahara de los Atunes
1,392 reviews
6.26 km away
Cala de los Alemanes
153 reviews
3.63 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
10 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from EnglandSpike | Reviewed this property |
27 June 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Jose Leoncio G | Reviewed this property |
I would go late morning. This site has improved greatly (since my first visit about 6 or 7 years ago) with a stunning and informative visitor's center inside and quite comfortable walkways outside to get around the ruins... More
15 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from viajalma | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if there is any way from Malaga, it might. My advice is either to contact at the main authorities in charge of the Archeological Sites (the Baelo Claudia site itself) or the Tourism Office in Tarifa. Also, try... More