Roman Museums

Daniel Marcos

The museums dedicated to the Forum, River Port, Public Baths and Theatre make up the Caesaraugusta route, an itinerary from which it is possible to get to know the political centre and the most emblematic public buildings of the Roman city, and to relive the areas in which the commercial, economic, political and social, cultural and religious activity of the colony took place.

Caesaraugusta Public Baths Museum

In 1982-1983, during maintenance work on the Calle San Juan y San Pedro, the remains of a large pool belonging to some Roman public baths were discovered. This find was extented in 1990 with the discovery of latrines belonging to an earlier stage.

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Caesaraugusta Forum Museum

The Forum was the very heart of life in a Roman city. It was the main meeting point where the political, administrative, economic and religious life of the city developed.

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Caesaraugusta River Port Museum

In Roman times, the River Ebro was navigable from Dertosa (Tortosa), where there was a combined sea-river port, up to Vareia (today Logroño), and all along its banks there was busy trade which gave rise to the appearance of river ports in several cities.

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Caesaraugusta Theatre Museum

Withouth any doubt, the theatre was the finest and most popular building in the city. The austerity to be seen today in its walls and foundations bears witness to its grandeur, but not to the ostentatious richnesswith which its rulers endowed it. Fortunately today, archaeological excavations have recovered material traces of its grandeur: fine floors, columns, cornices, sculptural, remains, all showing the careful attention the building received at the height of its existence.

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