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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.
Roman Columns of August Temple in Barcelona
Carrer Paradís 10
Tucked away in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona you will find a hidden gem that reveals an impressive history. Upon entering the room which, is just down the tiny side street of Carrer Paradís, you almost question if you are in the wrong location. it isn’t until you take the stairs down to the right and gaze up, that you see the incredible columns that are more than 2000 years old. The well preserved 1st and 2nd century Corninthian Roman columns mark a great deal of history and remain near Plaça Jaume, a location that was once the heart of Roman Barcelona.
On this very street, opposite number 10, you will also find a millstone marks the highest point of the Roman city, Mont Tàber, a hillock that once stood over 16 metres high. So there are quite a few historical references in the neighborhood, you just have to find them! The temple was dedicated to the worship of Emperor Augustus, which is where the temple takes it’s name from. It once stood 37 metres long and 17 metres wide, with the façade featuring six columns. The colosal columns are a beautiful piece of history that we would definitely recommend seeing whilst in the Gothic area.
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