The artistic and patrimonial richness of Andalucía is due to the cultures that have lived together on these lands along the ages. In each corner of southern Spain you can find remains from the ancestors that make us imagine how it before was during past historical periods. One of the glory periods during what it was the Roman Empire. And the thing is that the Roman spirit embraced the southern Iberian Peninsula.
The Roman legacy is uncountable and it spreads all over the aspects of Andalucía. Given that the remains of this period on their path through the southern peninsula are diverse and can be observed in all provinces. Temples, halls or theaters, are just one small sample of some of the constructions that have lasted through time.
The Roman Spain was made up by three provinces: Tarraconense, Lusitania and Bética. But the first Hispanic emperors were Trajano and Adriano and were born in what is known today as Andalucía, as well as the philosopher Séneca. That’s why between the III b.c. and V a.d. centuries the Romans contributed with the constructions deserved by such fertile land that gave them the raw materials needed to be able to maintain the greatness that characterized them this is why it rightfully earned an avenue, Vía Augusta, that communicated the province with the Empire’s capital.
Because all of this you cannot miss these 15 Roman sites that we offer you from southern Spain, which will take you back to the most deep and big of the Empire that conquered the Mediterranean.
1. ACINIPO IN RONDA (MALAGA)
This is undoubtedly considered one of the most interesting Roman sites in Andalucia due to how well it has been conserved. Located in the heart of the Serranía de Ronda, the surrounding fertile lands led to our ancestors building a city in the place where some vestiges remain today. If you decide to visit beautiful Ronda and its mountains, don’t forget to pass through this Roman site that will transport you back to the Bronze Age. At Acinipo, the theatre stands out for its architectural value, which represents the town’s splendour during the 1st century BC.