The passage of the Roman Empire through Catalonia

The passage of the Roman Empire through Catalonia

The fight that the Romans and Carthaginians had for control of the Mediterranean in the late 3rd century BC led to the Second Punic War. In 218 BC the Romans landed at Emporion (Empúries) to cut off the Carthaginian general Hannibal, who wanted to attack Italy using Hispania as a supply base. Roman troops soon controlled the entire coast of present-day Catalonia. Today there are thousands of sites that help us understand the passage of the Roman Empire through our house.

The Romans promote urban life in Hispania. They are going to promote the development of old cities and founded new colonies. The most important city in Roman Catalonia was Tarraco (Tarragona), which became the capital of Hispania Citerior and after the province of Tarraconense.

In the cities, wealthy families lived in single-family houses called domus, which they organized around a central courtyard. The most humble, lived in blocks of flats with three or four floors, called insulae, with shops on the ground floor. Latin was the official language of the empire.

From language, to architecture, to law or religion, the Roman legacy continues to be present among us 22 centuries after its arrival in Catalonia.

Tarraco, Roman heritage

On this route we propose a robe and put you catch a horse chariot to get into Tarragona and get carried away by the Roman legacy is preserved. Some Roman remains…

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The mystery of Camp dels Ninots

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Route through the historic center of Vic

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The Baix Llobregat, a trip through history

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La Vall de Bianya, nature and heritage in the Garrotxa

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Establishments

Centre d’Interpretació el Camp de les Lloses

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The Camp de las Lloses Archaeological Park is formed by its excavation…

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News

Raffle: tickets to the Interpretation Center of the Dry Stone

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All the campsites in Catalonia, at CampingsCat

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Deals

Free children up to 12 years

GHT Balmes Hotel, Aparthotel & Splash (Calella)

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Free child up to 12 years

Hotel GHT Marítim (Calella)

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Events

La Torre de Claramunt Weekly Market

22/01/2022 ...

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Accordion Festival in Santa Eulàlia de Ronçana

22/01/2022

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