One of the oldest treasures in Barcelona is also one of the most hidden. Located in the city’s Gothic quarter, four 2,000-year-old columns from the Roman Empire’s Imperial Period are guarded by the building that houses the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya (Hiking Club of Catalonia).
The temple was built to honor Emperor Augustus and once towered over the ancient Roman city of Barcino. It was constructed of sandstone from nearby Montjuïc Hill and at least partially plastered over. The 120-foot-long building was built in the first century. It was surrounded by numerous 30-foot-tall columns, but now only four remain.
|BARCELLONA – cycle itinerary en it||0.7km||site_izi|
|Science and Technology in the 1888 Barcelona Universal Exhibition ca en es||0.9km||site_izi|
|Health in the Raval: a history of more than 500 years ca en es||1km||site_izi|
|Natural Histories in Barcelona’s Old Town ca en es||1.2km||site_izi|
|Within the limits of Science: Spiritism in Barcelona ca en es||0.4km||site_izi|
|Modernist Barcelona ca de en es fr it||0.6km||site_izi|
|FC Barcelona Coat of Arms||2018||0.4km||site_ao|
|This Cafe Serves Delicacies Made by Monks and Nuns||2018||0.2km||site_ao|
|Museu Frederic Marès||2018||0.1km||site_ao|
|Possibly the Oldest Church in Barcelona||2017||0.1km||site_ao|
|A Train Station Where They Sell Tiny Trains||2017||0.8km||site_ao|
|Barcelona’s Costumed Street Performers Are Truly Incredible||2017||0.4km||site_ao|
|A Plaque Marks Saint Joseph’s Posthumous Miracle||2017||0.3km||site_ao|
|Palau de la Música Catalana and Hospital de Sant Pau, Barcelona||1997||0.5km||site_whs|
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