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Roman Temple

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Roman Temple

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Mairwen1 wrote a review Dec 2020
United Kingdom3,632 contributions2,760 helpful votes
These ruins from this 1st century Imperial Roman temple are relatively small but they have done a good job of reconstructing the columns so you get a sense of what the temple would have looked like. Admittedly, you have to use your imagination to fill in the gaps but in this way, it reminded me of the Roman Forum. I wouldn’t tell someone to go out of their way to see the ruins but we were passing and they were definitely worth checking out. We did a looped walk from the old town, up to Plaza de las Tendillas and back along the Guadalquivir river to the ancient Roman bridge. The ruins are a 10 min walk from the Mezquita and only a minute further on from Plaza de las Tendrillas. What you will see are 12 reconstructed fluted Corinthian columns and capitals. Admittedly it’s not a lot and there’s no roof but the outline of the towering columns against the blue sky made a striking profile the day we were there. One thing you notice immediately is that the columns are very, very tall and the base of the temple is quite elevated so that the whole thing stands very high up. This would have been purposely done to make the temple more look more imposing. It would also have the advantage of being able to be seen even from a great distance. To achieve this elevated effect they used a clever system of underground buttresses, called anterides. There would also have been a grand set of stairs at ground level, leading up to the entrance. You can’t go inside or get too close, because it is surrounded by fencing but you can clearly see the whole site and the enclosure doesn't obstruct your view. However it is free. If you want to see more, some of the artefacts retrieved from the site are displayed in the Archaeological Museum. Mostly the temple is a real reminder of how rich Cordoba’s history is and just how great the spread of Roman civilisation was.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Martyn Cymro wrote a review Jul 2020
Coimbra, Portugal3,108 contributions531 helpful votes
The temple is closed off by a fence, so it is not possible to approach it. The temple is very close to Plaza de las Tendillas. There is not much to see apart from some mostly reconstructed pillars. Not worth going out of your way to visit. Very little information at the site on the temple.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Chaitanya wrote a review Jun 2020
Cambridge, Canada754 contributions225 helpful votes
Not much left of the temple other than column ruins. You could walk around the town and come across them. Not very crowd attracting, but acts as a remnant of times past.
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Date of experience: December 2019
Dimitris L wrote a review May 2020
Sydney, Australia22,462 contributions60,947 helpful votes
This is the remains of a Roman temple built in the first century AD. It took many years to build and possibly was dedicated to the Imperial cult, in other words to the emperor who was worshipped as a god. The Corinthian style columns are lovely, but, apart from these, there is not much left of it really. We happened to come across this temple while on our way elsewhere, but it was a nice surprise. Worth a short stop.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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PrestonGuild wrote a review Dec 2019
United Kingdom52,885 contributions2,644 helpful votes
We came upon this Roman columns in the HOHO bus tour. The architectural remains and foundation were only discovered in the 1950s. It is mildly interesting and it is nice to see the earlier Roman history of Cordoba.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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