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Roman arches. Arch de Bera (20 km north of Tarragona). Approximate age: 1-2 century AD

Roman arches. Arch de Bera (20 km north of Tarragona). Approximate age: 1-2 century AD

Arch de Bera (L’Arc de Berà) is an object of classical Roman architecture, located on the Via Augusta road, about 20 km northeast of Tarragona (now the N-340 highway). It is assumed that the construction began in accordance with the testamentary …

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Roman Colosseum: Tarragona

Roman Colosseum: Tarragona. According to official data, the amphitheater was built around the second century. The dimensions of the amphitheater are 110 by 86 meters. The complex is designed for approximately 14 thousand spectators. The amphitheater is part of the archaeological complex of Tarragona which was included on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000.

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The monumental complex of Olèrdola, also known as Olèrdola Ruins or Olèrdola Village, is a strategic archaeological site occupied from the Bronze Age to the medieval period

The monumental complex of Olèrdola, also known as Olèrdola Ruins or Olèrdola Village (cat. Conjunt monumental d’Olèrdola, conegut també com a Ruïnes d’Olèrdola o Poblat d’Olèrdola), is a strategic archaeological site occupied from the Bronze Age to the medieval period, with long periods of abandonment. It is currently one of the sites of the Archeology …

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Notre Dame de Marceille Basilica – one of the most mysterious places in Occitania

Notre Dame de Marceille Basilica (French: La Basilique Notre-Dame de Marceille) is a church in the Southern Gothic style (XIV-XV centuries), dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Its location is on the hill not far from the Limoux town in Occitania. The basilica resembles in its architectural style the St. Vincent Church (l’église Saint-Vincent) in Carcassonne.

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Villelongue Abbey – a place where the serenity of the moment is combined with untimely eternity

«In this mutilated open-air church, owned by birds, in this serene charm of beautiful flowers in the ancient monastery courtyard, everything here seems to be immersed in meditation.”

Frédérique Barbut

A dozen monks arrived in 1149 from the Bonfont Monastery (Bonnefont, a commune in France, located in the Midi-Pyrénées region) in the northwestern …

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