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Roman Wall Remains & Plaça Ramon Berenguer III

The remains of the Roman wall run through Plaça Ramon Berenguer III (horse statue) and along Carrer de la Tapineria to Plaza Dels Traginers

Updated: Feb 10, 2024 by: Barcelona Travel Hacks Views: 2k

About Roman Wall Remains & Plaça Ramon Berenguer III

Roman Barcelona (Barcino) was founded in the time of Augustus and grew to be a large Colony of the Roman Empire and at the end of the 3rd century, Emperor Claudius decided to strengthen the primitive wall. This second wall followed the outline of the earlier one but was thicker and taller. 75 watchtowers were also built.

The roman wall remained around the former roman colony for over a thousand years until King James I of Aragon ordered a new wall to be built around the now much larger medieval city of Barcelona in the 13th century. Not much remains of the 13th century wall except the section in Aveninda Parallel next to the Barcelona Maritime Museum.

Barcelona was not the Roman capital in Spain but actually Tarragona (Tarraco).

Visiting Roman Wall Remains & Plaça Ramon Berenguer III

Roman Barcelona City Walls

1: North East city gate survives and is now part of the Barcelona Dioceses Museum.

3: Roman wall remains at Plaza de Ramon Berenguer. on top of which the 14th century Gothic Chapel of Santa Agueda now stands and at the bottom the remains of the original moat.

4: The remains of the merchants houses are preserved in the basement of the Barcelona City History Museum.

5: Four remaining columns of the Temple of Augustus.

6: The south east corner watch tower and Sea Gate can be found in Plaza dels Traginers and MUHBA porta de Mar sites.


To follow the line of the old roman wall, start in plaza Nova then into Carrer de la Tapineria to Plaza Ramon Berenguer III and continuing along Carrer de la Tapineria, Carrer del Sots, Carrer del Pom d'Or and Plaza dels Traginers where you will find the remains of an old watchtower.

What to take with you for Roman Wall Remains & Plaça Ramon Berenguer III

The roman walls are viewable from the street with no access or mobility restrictions

Summary of Prices

Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Train/Bus Fare Entry Ticket Additional Information Adult Zone 1 T-casual FREE Child T-familiar FREE

Getting to Roman Wall Remains & Plaça Ramon Berenguer III

Address: Plaza de Ramon Berenguer el Gran, Barcelona. 8002

Nearest TMB Metro is Juame I on the yellow (L4) line.

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