Ancient Ruins in Barcelona

Ancient Ruins in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona Ancient Ruins

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  • Dustin S
    Wilmington, NC48 contributions
    Incredible to see in person! We were on a walking tour and our guide stopped here for about 10 minutes to see these ruins. It is absolutely incredible to stand at the base and look up at these ancient ruins that were found behind some walls in the 20th century.
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, FL15,275 contributions
    I kind of took up the challenge to find as many fountains as possible. Many were very plain but some like Canaletes and portaferrissa have character and great design. This is another fountain. Also it is just off Porta de l'Angel and the major shopping in the Gothic Quarter. Again it takes no time to visit and it is a great piece of cultural artwork for the city.
    Written 24 July 2017
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  • Michelle H
    Birmingham, UK35 contributions
    We were brought here as part of our walking tour and visited twice on or own afterwards. It isn’t a tremendously big courtyard but it’s peaceful and allowed for a bit of quiet away from the hustle and bustle of the city for a while. That ceiling too... beautiful.
    Written 26 November 2017
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  • on_the_go_98765
    Tucson17,485 contributions
    Things are always a little fuzzy when going back to 304 AD but, going on faith and whatever records the Romans left behind, Diocletian ended the lives of a nine year old boy and his thirteen year old brother on religious grounds. Justus (the elder) and Pastor are believed to be the subject of this fountain's naming.

    This is the second oldest fountain in Barcelona. In 1367 this fountain, in the Placa de Sant Just, sprung to life. The original three heads would have been the sources for the water. Today there are 2 spigots between the 3 heads. Up above is a single figure of what looks to be a young boy; suppositions are that this is a depiction of Saint Just(us). But, after 100 years, who can really say with any certainty?

    In 1831, it had a minor face-lift/reconstruction. It still looks like it is original.

    Still, it is a medieval treasure, so simple and free of formality and pomp. Amazing how the people of Barcelona can set up tables, chairs, and cafes around treasures like this that are 1,700+ years old. Seems like they should be under protective glass.
    Written 1 October 2018
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  • macedonboy
    Glasgow, UK156,914 contributions
    The La Font del Pla de la Boqueria fountain just off La Rambla in Placa Boqueria.

    The fountain is a rectangular stone pillar set into the a large niche in the wall. The main feature of the fountain is a stone sculpture of the coat of arms of the Barcelon, crowned with a ceremonial helmut. Just below the sculpture are three stone plaques that provide the facade to the two water dispensing taps, which sit on the central plaque.

    There’s really nothing special about this fountain. The stone sculpture can be found in a great many places all over Barcelona and fountains are two a penny on or close to La Ramba.
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • Richard S
    Queensbury, UK728 contributions
    The entrance is free and once inside you can the old walls and through a glass panel in the floor the old foundations
    Written 8 February 2019
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  • MattJane
    Bel Air, MD97 contributions
    We kind of ran into this museum while walking through the Gothic Quarter. It was cheap to get into and you got to see a lot of ancient history below street level. I am going to say this is a must see while in the Gothic Quarter for sure.
    Written 22 April 2017
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