Dating to 1 A.D., this is the oldest cemetery I’ve laid eyes on! Rita, a friend I met via Twitter when I got to Barcelona toured me around the nooks and crannies of the old Gothic Quarter and the interesting spaces that aren’t as popular as the quite touristy ones. While walking around, we stumbled at this ancient Roman graveyard at the Plaça Vila de Madrid. The Via Sepulcra Romana, as what the place is called reminds one of the Roman roots of this Spanish…Continue Reading “An ancient Roman graveyard in Barcelona”

There are just so many things that a visitor to Barcelona will find, and get to be surprised! The Gothic quarter is one of the popular areas in the city center where remnants of the old walls can still be found. That was a given. Medieval structures that I have been introduced to while in France. But then, a 1st century BC ruins and Roman at that? I was overwhelmed after seeing my first ancient Roman temple ruins! Barcino (now Barcelona) was then a colony…Continue Reading “Ruins of a Roman temple in Barcelona”