Archaeological sites in Cadiz
If you are a lover of history and ancient sites, the province of Cádiz can be a great place for your holidays, since there are several places in the province (Los Algarbes, Bacinete, El Berrueco, etc.) where there are very ancient ruins from eras of paleolithic, neolithic, bronze, etc.
With regard to the Phoenician world, you will know that there are very few remains along the Mediterranean. To know their way of life it is essential to visit the sites located in Cádiz.
Baelo Claudia, located in Bologna can be a magnificent example of Roman culture ancient Roman city, built in the second century BC and located on an ancient Phoenician settlement, among others, also note the Roman theater in Cádiz capital, Carteia in the Bay Of Algeciras, Iptuci in the El Bosque, Asido Caesarina in Medina, etc.
El Barrio Nazarí de Benaocaz, the town of Zahara and the fortress of Olvera can be representative monuments of the medieval period and, finally, in relation to the Islamic culture, there are important remains among which we highlight one of the Almohad culture, the Alcázar de Sherry.
In Destino Cádiz you will find, population by population, the best historical sites of the province of Cádiz. A great way to discover the history of a region and to spend a pleasant day in our land.
Yacimiento Arqueológico GadirCadiz
During the excavation of the site of the Puppet Theatre residues that make up the archaeological site were found. Gadir was the name given to the city as a Phoenician settlement almost 3,000 years ago. The scarcity of previous architectural remains, make this site a must place to discover the lifestyles of the former Phoenician culture.
Complejo Arqueológico de las Murallas MedievalesAlgeciras
This site houses the remains of a defensive complex built in the late 13th century, when Algeciras was under Merini domain.
Conjunto Arqueológico de Baelo ClaudiaTarifa
The Roman town has its origins in the late 2nd century B.C. and was built on a former Phoenician-Punic settlement known as Bailo Baelokun. It was an important commercial port due to its proximity to Africa.
Antigua fábrica de salazones romanaCádiz
This factory was built on the banks of one of the arms of the old Bay-Caleta channel and remained active until the early fourth century AD. The preserved area is an area of covered pools of different sizes.
Yacimiento Romano de la Mesa del EsparragalAlcala de los Gazules
This site is a settlement of Phoenician and Roman origin. There the “Bronze Lascuta” was found, a relic from the year 189 B.C. considered the oldest document in Latin in Spain.
Calzada Romana de CastellarCastellar de la Frontera
It is a paved road that runs from the area known as “La Jarandilla”, at the beginning of the road leading to the old town, and reaches the castle walls.
Calzada Romana de BenaocazBenaocaz
It was the old road connecting Ocuri (Ubrique) and Lacilbula (near Grazalema) and had a key role in communications, so while walking the road you can find interesting archaeological remains.
Necropolis de los AlgarbesTarifa
It is an important archaeological complex of the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age in the third millennium B.C. It consists of fifty funerary structures and artificial caves, built at different heights.
Dolmen de AlberiteVillamartín
Impressive funerary monument of more than 6,000 years old. It is a great large sized gallery where the painting and engraved decoration is preserved, representing suns, snakes, weapons and human forms.
It is the oldest and most interesting part of Benaocaz. Of medieval origin, it is well preserved and it was one of the last areas of Muslim rule, not turning into Christian hands until the War of Granada.
Yacimiento arqueológico de CarteiaSan Roque
Located in the House of Culture of the City Hall of San Roque it is a museum devoted exclusively to exhibit materials and objects from Carteia, the first Latin colony outside the territory of Rome.
Yacimiento Prehistórico y Romano AcinipoSetenil de las Bodegas
This site has important prehistoric remains from various eras such as the Neolithic, the Copper and the Bronze Ages. From the Roman period noteworthy are the scene and amphitheater.
Yacimiento arqueológico de la Casa del ObispoCadiz
This archaeological site located between the old and new cathedrals, allows checking the evolution of the city from the 8th century BC to the 18th century AD.
El Tajo de las FigurasBenalup-Casas Viejas
“It is considered one of the most important cave painting collections of the entire peninsula. These caves were discovered in 1913 and were declared Architectural Artistic Monument in 1924 and have become a benchmark for prestigious national and international historians and researchers.
Poblado Nazarí – Iglesia Mayor de ZaharaZahara de la Sierra
It is a site that stretches over the top of the rock where the village sits. There we can find the “Medieval Village” in a space defined by two defensive lines.
Restos del acueducto romanoCadiz
It was an extraordinary work of engineering of the first century BC by Balbo from Cadiz, who managed to supply water from the Tempul spring, more than fifty kilometers from Cadiz to the new town which were the neighborhoods of Santa María and the Pópulo.
Conjunto arqueológico “Hornos Púnicos de Torrealta”San Fernando
In this archaeological site is where the remains of two major pottery workshops associated with the city of Gadir are displayed: the pottery from the late-Punic era of Torre Alta and the Phoenician furnaces from Sector III of Camposoto.
Teatro Romano de CádizCadiz
This monument from the first century BC was part of the urban expansion of Gades developed by Lucio Cornelio Balbo” the Old “and his nephew Balbo” the Young “. Resulting of this project Neapolis was built, a new neighborhood was also endowed with an amphitheater.
Yacimiento Arqueológico de OcuriUbrique
The Archaeological Site reflects the importance of this Roman village, strategically located on top of the so called Salto de la Mora.
Yacimiento Arquelógico Doña BlancaEl Puerto de Santa María
Along with its spectacular level of conservation, the site has the keys for the correct research and interpretation of the Phoenician presence in the Bay of Cadiz, its relationship with the indigenous people and other chronological aspects related to this.