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MUHBA Temple d'August

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
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Address: c/ Paradis, 10, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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+34 932 56 21 22
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10:00 - 19:00
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Sun 10:00 - 20:00
Mon 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Temple in Barcino, dating to the 1st century BC and rediscovered in the...

Temple in Barcino, dating to the 1st century BC and rediscovered in the early-20th century.

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A Turducken of Architecture (in a Good Way).

Where else can you find enormous Roman columns inside of a courtyard restored by a famous modernist architect inside of a medieval palace? The columns are impressive, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where else can you find enormous Roman columns inside of a courtyard restored by a famous modernist architect inside of a medieval palace? The columns are impressive, the setting, peaceful, the descriptions, interesting and informative. Sit for a while and contemplate the sweep of history. Admission is free. I stumbled across this historical treasure completely by surprise, attempting to escape... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

The 3 remaining pillars of the temple of Augustus would have overlooked the forum, now the Placa St Jaume. It is not to hard to find if you locate the Placa St Jaume and work towards Placa del Rei. Free to visit, it is worth a few minutes to read the information and ponder its age.Then visit the rest of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

It's nice to see some ancient Roman Ruins preserved. They've built modern buildings all around it, but nice to see it preserved. We spent 10 minutes just sitting and absorbing it. People came and went taking a picture and going, but it's nice to sit and absorb. 5 minutes is fine. It's right behind the Cathedral of Barcelona.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

The remains of the temple are contained in a small corner off a narrow alley in the barri gotic area. The information boards are very good and briefly sketch the history of the temple to its present state including pictures of the temple remains when incorporated into a building. Free to visit and well worth a short detour.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Although not very easy to find, it is worth seeking out this little piece of history. It is at Carrer del Paradís 10, close to Placa del Rei. Built for Emperor Augustus in the 1st century BC, only 4 columns remain. It's interesting the way the ancient Roman columns are surrounded by buildings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Hidden wonder of Barcelona. Very close to other attractions in the Gothic Quarter. Do not miss this.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

The Temple of Augustus is a little Roman treasure amidst the Gothic Quarter. To access it, I would recommend using the Plaza de Sant Jaume as your reference point. The temple is left of the plaza if you entered via Ramblas and then onto Carrer de Ferran. Look for the beautiful gothic bridge between two buildings off of the Plaza... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

What remains of the ancient temple of Augustus is hidden away in a courtyard of a medieval house located in a small dark alley. Fortunately there is a sign that marks the entrance, otherwise noone would ever be able to find the place. What you will see upon entering the courtyard is not very impressive, three columns and a lintel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Typically lost in a hole in the wall type of Roman ruin Apartments on either side Minimal signs A few descriptions Green background doesn't do it any favours Still very impressive

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

This is a quick visit to see three Roman Temple columns that have been covered inside a small spot. It is one of the few Roman sites preserved in the city.

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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