Segobriga Roman city, La ManchaSegobriga Roman city, La Mancha

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    This spot is regionally famous. But very interesting Fritz!
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      Very good description and tip for a unique visit Fritz!
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In the very heart of Spain in a wild and grand landscape, a very well preserved Roman city...

My experience, Explo description: 

There was already a Celto-Iberian town, but Segobriga really got its urban status with the Roman conquest (1st century before Christ). Segobriga is mentioned by Pliny the Elder in 34 BC.

Because of an important agricultural and mining activity, the city knew an important development. Most of the buildings were built in 1st and 2nd centuries after Christ.

During its highlight time, the city had perfectly integrated the Roman way of life and culture.

At the 5th century, the city began to decline and the site started to be abandoned. The city will be occupied by Visigoths for 200 more years and will decline until the Arabic invasions of the 7th century, which will seal its fate.

Segobriga is an almost complete classic Roman city and, as usual, its best preserved monuments are :

  • The theatre built by Tiberus in 79 after Christ. This theatre has been restored, and nowadays hosts concerts.
  • The amphitheatre which could contain 5500 spectators.
  • You can also find other usual elements such as a forum, thermal baths, curia, an imperial cult temple.

Of the Visigoth time remain a basilica and a necropolis.

You can starts (or complete) your trip by visiting the site little but very interesting museum.

My personal recommendations: 

The site is quite big. This is a good occasion to make a nice walk tour. At the spring time, fields around Segobriga are full of flowers : this is a really nice time to visit the site !

How getting there: 

Segobriga is 90km (SE) from Madrid. Take the Albacete Highway (E901).
Then, 25km after Tarancon (at Saelices), make a right to the south on CM310 and drive 2 more kilometres.

Useful information: 
Open hours: 

From 1st of April to 30th of September : 10AM to 9PM.
From 1st of October to 31st of March : 10AM to 6PM.
Closed on Mondays, and from the 24th of December to the 2nd of January.

Visit duration: 

From 2 to 4 hours (plus 30mn for the museum).

Entry fees: 

Ticket : 4€
Reduced fees : 2€

Contact: 

tel : 629 752 257
www.segobrigaconsorcio.ua.es