CIUDAD ROMANA Caparra
Cáparra gives its name to an interesting cultural itinerary that passes through the Nature of Extremadura. In an area steeped in history, the Ambroz Valley and the Land of Granadilla, The famous triumphal arch of this disappeared Roman city rises.
The walking route runs along the Roman road of the Vía de la Plata in the vicinity of the archaeological site. The so-called Vía de la Plata is a natural path, with a clear historical dimension, that makes it worthy of careful attention from us; We already offer a tour of the section of this road that runs in the Baños de Montemayor area, next to the provincial border with Salamanca.
In the surroundings of Cáparra we are facing a territory of plains, very romanized, where predominates, as plant formation, the pasture. We will walk through beautiful meadows that stretch across thousands and thousands of hectares, following the historic path that, in some sections, coincides with the Cañada Real Soriana Occidental. We are facing the natural N-S connection that articulates the entire western peninsula and that has always been, And it is, one of the main communication axes of the Iberian Peninsula.
The decline of the Roman road, caused the progressive depopulation of the city of Cáparra until it practically disappeared. Only the magnificent tetrapilum triumphal arch remained standing, as an identifying beacon and permanent memory of the lost city. Today, Cáparra is an important archaeological site, conditioned for the visit, which has an interpretation center to help us understand the urban remains of what was an important city of Lusitania in the 1st century AD. C. It is advisable to take a guided visit to the archaeological site.
Interest of the itinerary: Historical and archaeological heritage, natural landscape. Crane observation area in winter season.
- Distance traveled: 12 km.
- Difficulty: baja.
- Unevenness: priceless (completely flat terrain).
- Time spent: 3 hours.
- Type of tour: lineal (round trip).
- Start end: Roman ruins of the city of Cáparra.
Description of services:
- Guided route and interpreted by Official Guide (Lda. in Geography and History).
- Interpreted visit to the ruins of the Roman city of Cáparra.
- Accompaniment from the meeting point to the starting point of the route.
- Liability insurance.
- First aid kit.