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Clunia

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Added on 31 Jan 2021,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 31 Jan 2021

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The Way of El Cid Cycle Route

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0,7 km

Camino de Santiago de la Lana BTT

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2,6 km

Spanien

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0,7 km

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Type of sights

Archaeological site

 

Name and address

Clunia

Clunia Peñalba de Castro

ES-09410 Coruña del Conde

Geodetic coordinates

41.780500 -3.370500

Communication

Phone

+34 ∎∎∎ ∎∎∎∎∎∎

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Clunia, Ancient Roman theatre
Clunia, Ancient Roman theatre
Clunia, remains of the ancient Roman thermae
Clunia, remains of the ancient Roman thermae
Clunia, ancient Roman mosaics
Clunia, ancient Roman mosaics

Clunia (full name Colonia Clunia Sulpicia) was an ancient Roman city. Its remains are located on Alto de Castro, at more than 1000 metres above sea level, between the villages of Peñalba de Castro and Coruña del Conde Wikipedia Icon, 2 km away from the latter, in the province of Burgos in Spain. It was one of the most important Roman cities of the northern half of Hispania and, from the 1st century BC, served as the capital of a conventus iuridici in the province Hispania Tarraconensis, called Conventus Cluniensis. It was located on the road that led from Caesaraugusta (Zaragoza Wikipedia Icon) to Asturica Augusta (Astorga Wikipedia Icon). The city declined during the 3rd century and was largely abandoned by the Visigothic era.Clunia is a toponym of Arevacian origin.

Archaeological remains

Clunia constitutes an archaeological enclave of exceptional interest in a collection of the Iberian Peninsula. This interest is determined by its urban morphology and by the cultural sequence of the findings that it provides. Also, its ruins are the most representative of all the ones that have been found of the Roman period in the north of the Iberian Peninsula.

The archaeological excavations in the deposit began in 1915. The work resumed in 1931 and 1958, bringing to light the glorious past of one of the principal cities of Hispania whose extension — judging by the archaeological excavation — neared 1.2 square kilometres, this being one of the largest cities of all of Roman Hispania. The excavations permitted the discovery —after centuries of being hidden— a theater excavated into rock, various domus with mosaics, streets, ruins of the buildings of the forum and a great cloaca, just as important sculptural findings, like an effigy of Isis and a torso of Dionysus, which are preserved at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain and in that of Burgos, including a large quantity of coins, epigraphic ruins, Roman ceramics such as Samian ware, glass and bronze objects.

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Wikipedia contributors, 'Clunia', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 19 November 2020, 08:06 UTC, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Clunia&oldid=989489596 [accessed 31 January 2021]

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Hours of opening:

Winter - October 1 - March 31
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer - April 1 - September 30
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Nearby cycle routes and tours

Route nameTypeDist. to route

The Way of El Cid Cycle Route

Route

0,7 km

Camino de Santiago de la Lana BTT

Route

2,6 km

Spanien

Tour

0,7 km

Added on 31 Jan 2021,

last edited by »biroto-Redaktion« on 31 Jan 2021