CIUDAD ROMANA Caparra
Cáparra gives its name to an interesting cultural itinerary that runs through the Nature of Extremadura. In an area loaded History, Ambroz Valley and Tierra de Granadilla, the famous triumphal arch of the defunct Roman city rises.
Walking path runs along the Roman road of Via de la Plata near the archaeological site. Called Via de la Plata is a natural way, a patent historical dimension, that makes it worthy of close attention on our part; and we offer a tour of the stretch of this road that passes near Banos de Montemayor, next to the provincial limit with Salamanca.
Cáparra in the environment we are facing a territory of plains, very Romanized, where predominates, as plant formation, the pasture. We walk through beautiful meadows that stretch the length and breadth of thousands of hectares, following the historic road, in some sections, coincides with the Cañada Real Soriana Occidental. We are witnessing the natural connection N-S that articulates all the peninsular west and has always been, And it is, one of the main axes of communication of the Iberian Peninsula.
The decline of the Roman road, It caused the progressive depopulation of the town of Caparra to reach its virtual disappearance. Only the magnificent triumphal arch remained standing tetrápilum, as an identifying mark and permanent memory of the lost city. Today, Cáparra is an important archaeological site, conditioning for the visit, which it has an interpretive center to help us understand urban remains of what was important city of the Lusitania in the first century. C. It is advisable to tour the archaeological site.
INTEREST OF THE ITINERARY: historical and archaeological heritage, natural landscape. Observation area of cranes in winter season.
- Distance traveled: 12 km.
- Difficulty: baja.
- ramp: priceless (totally flat).
- time spent: 3 hours.
- Type of route: lineal (round trip).
- Start end: Roman ruins in the town of Caparra.
DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES:
- Guided and performed by Official Guide (Lda. Geography and History).
- Interpreted visit to the ruins of the Roman city of Caparra.
- Accompaniment from meeting point to start site Route.
- Liability insurance.
- First aid kit.