HOW TO ARRIVE?

 

versión española

 

Albarracín-Cella

Roman aqueduct

Calamocha

Roman bridge

Fabara

Roman mausoleum

Muniesa

Segeda

Almonacid de la Cuba

Roman dam

Calatayud

(Bilbilis Augusta)

Fraga

(Villa Fortunatus)

 

Teruel

Azaila

Roman road between Caesar Augusta and Pompaelo

Huesca (Osca)

 

Tarazona

(Turiaso)

Azuara

Roman villa

Caspe

Tomb of Miralpeix

Luco de Jiloca

Roman bridge

 

Uncastillo

(Tarraca)

Botorrita

(Contrebia Belaisca)

Chiprana

Roman mausoleum

Muel

Roman dam

Sádaba

Roman mausoleums

Saragossa

(Caesar Augusta)

 

Roman aqueduct of Albarracín-Cella

At the present time it is possible to visit the aqueduct in eight different sections from Albarracín up to Cella; you can make the route in both directions.  To arrive to Albarracín you must take the motorway A-23 and leave it in the way out that indicates Caudé, before arriving Teruel if you come from the direction to Saragossa or after passing Teruel if you come from the direction to Valencia; then you will arrive to the national road N-234 and after about 1 km in direction to Teruel you will find a diversion to Albarracín, taking the secondary road A-1512; you must go over about 30 kms to arrive Albarracín.  To visit the aqueduct in its different sections you must go over this road inversely from Albarracín to Cella, where you will arrive taking a diversion to the secondary road TE-V-9011.

If you prefer to start the route in Cella, the way is similar: you must take the motorway A-23 and leave it in the way out that indicates Cella, before arriving Teruel if you come from the direction to Saragossa or after passing Teruel if you come from the direction to Valencia; Cella is close the national road N-234; you will start the visit of the aqueduct in the village and you must follow the secondary road TE-V-9011 to arrive to the secondary road A-1512 and keep on from here up to Albarracín.

 

 

 

 

Roman dam of Almonacid de la Cuba

From Saragossa you must take the national road N-232 and soon after the village of Burgo de Ebro you must take the secondary road A-222 that leads to Belchite; from here you must take the secondary road that connects Belchite and Daroca; this road goes near Almonacid de la Cuba and though Azuara.  After 3 kms you must take the diversion to Almonacid de la Cuba on the left; the first you can see when you arrive there is the Roman dam, after the road sign of arrival to the village and the monuments you can visit in it; near the dam there are a small child park on the left and a white house on the right.  You must leave your car here, near the white house where a sign indicates the “Mirador –viewpoint- de la Cuba”.  The road crosses over the dam.  The right side is downstream –the most spectacular- where you can see the water fall, the channel of an ancient mill and the channel of the Belchite’s irrigation ditch; the left side is upstream where the water was retained.

 

 

 

 

Roman villa of La Malena in Azuara:

From Belchite you must take the secondary road that connects Belchite and Daroca; this road goes to Azuara; on the road, near the school, there is a small stand of tourist information where they can indicate how to arrive.  Nevertheless, when you arrive to the village, you must take a secondary road to Moyuela and Muniesa; when you leave Azuara, you cross a bridge over Aguas river and there is a straight line about 100 metres long; when you arrive to the hill the road has a curve on the right and a asphalted road on the left, where there is indicated a path up to Letux.  You must take this asphalted path and after about 1500 metres you will arrive to the archaeological site of La Malena.  For the moment, the visiting hours is the following: from Tuesday until Sunday from 11.00 until 14.00 and from 16.00 until 19.00 hours; you can have a date calling to this number 976834020.

 

 

 

 

 

Roman road between Caesar Augusta and Pompaelo:

Take the road A-1102 that runs from Castejon de Valdejasa (in the Cinco Villas) to Villanueva de Gallego (in the Saragossa community).  If you make the trip from Castejon, you will arrive to the Alto Esteban (Steven Hill), soon after the signals that indicate the change of counties; after the hill there is a signal on the right that indicate Vertice Esteban RT 22; there is the entry to an asphalted road that reaches to a military point of radars; take this road and after 125 on the left, between the trees and bushes, a forest track begins; leave your vehicle here and start to walk; at once you will see remains of the Roman road; if you follow the road up to 500 metres you will see some parts of the road in which the wheel tracks of the Roman wagons are very well preserved.

If you make the trip from Villanueva de Gallego, the indications are on the other way.  When you go to the Castejon hills, before arriving to the Alto Esteban, on the left you will see the signal of the Vertice Esteban RT 22 and the road.

 

 

 

 

Contrebia Belaisca (Botorrita):

You can arrive to Botorrita taking the motorway A-23 (from Saragossa to Valencia); this village is only 25 kms far away from Saragossa.  When you arrive to the village, just before it there is a pink road sign on the left that indicates the Celtiberian archaeological site of Contrebia Belaisca.  Near the road sign there are two roads; you must take the first one, the most located on the left; it is almost parallel to the road, between some pine trees and some houses.  It is a land track; after 500 metres you will arrive to the archaeological site.  In general, it is closed and in order to visit it it is necessary to have a date with the local town council, we suppose.

 

 

 

 

Calatayud: Bilbilis Augusta

The remains of Bilbilis Augusta are located in the Bámbola hill, near a village called Huérmeda. To arrive to this archaeological site you must take the national road N-234 that connects Calatayud and Soria; after 3 kms there is a diversion, if you come from the motorway A-2, or a roundabout, if you come directly from Calatayud, where it is indicated the archaeological site and the village of Huérmeda.  Take the diversion and take the secondary road A-1504; after 1,5 kms on the left of the road there is the diversion to the archaeological site of Bilbilis –it is not very well indicated, so if you go very fast, it is easy to jump the entry of the site.  Then an asphalted road starts to the site; after 900 metres the road stops being asphalted  and there is a sign that indicates an area reserved to car park, near a small building that belongs to the Government of Aragon where you can read MVN BILBILIS AUGUSTA; from the parking to the site there is a walk 15 minutes long; nevertheless, the asphalted road becomes a land track that could be passed along with the car and then you can leave your car near the site (there is space enough to three of four cars).

To arrive to the new Museum of Calatayud where there are exhibited the archaeological pieces from the site of Bilbilis you must enter in the city of Calatayud and take the national road N-IIa in direction to Madrid (Terrer and Ateca); when you take this road, soon before leaving Calatayud it is located on the right the building of the Comunidad de Calatayud and soon afterwards the monumental Gate of Terrer with a monumental fountain; so, in front of this gate and this fountain it is the ancient Convent of the Carmelite Order, which is partially the seat of the Museum of Calatayud.

 

 

 

 

Roman bridge of Calamocha

To arrive to Calamocha, in the province of Teruel, the most comfotable way is to take the motorway A-23 that connects Saragossa and Valencia.  About 105 kms far away from Saragossa it is Calamocha.  After arriving here, you must go to the centre town and its most ancient part; over the Jiloca river in a small fenced park it is located the Roman bridge.  The access and the bridge are not very well indicated, so you must ask to the people that surely indicate you exactly the location.

 

 

 

 

Roman mausoleum or Tomb of Miralpeix

You must go to Caspe: from Saragossa through the national road A-2 or the motorway AP-2 up to Bujaraloz and from here through the secondary road A-230 up to Caspe; the road A-211 connects Fraga and Alcañiz passing by Caspe and the road A-221 allows you to arrive Caspe from Quinto de Ebro and Escatrón or from Catalonia passing by Gandesa and Maella.  When you are in Caspe, you must go to the uptown, looking for the Colegiata –the big church-.  On the foot of this Colegiata, on its left, there is a small park with palm trees where it is located the Tomb of Miralpeix.

 

 

 

 

Roman mausoleum of Chiprana

After arriving to Caspe, you must take the secondary road that leads to Escatrón (A-221) anda after 8 kms you will arrive to Chiprana.  The mausoleum it the side façade of the hermitage of the Conception that is located in the centre of the village; it is well indicated with three road signs.

 

 

 

 

Roman mausoleum of Fabara

After arriving to Caspe you must take the secondary road that leads to Maella (A-221) and after 20 kms, before arriving to this village, you must take on the left other secondary road (A-2411) that leads to Fabara and Nonaspe; after 8 kms you will arrive Fabara, but before you enter in the village and before a bridge over Matarraña river there is a signed diversion that indicates the mausoleum –which is visible from the road, specially if you come from Fabara-; you must take the diversion –a path known as the path of the irrigation ditch of the walnut tree and after about 300 metres you will arrive to the mausoleum.  The mausoleum is in a fenced enclosure and surrounded by trees, so you cannot see it well; to visit it you must go to the town council or to a bar called “El Farolet” (near the school, the swimming pool and the sportive hall) where you must left an identity card and they give you the keys to access to the enclosure and the mausoleum.

 

 

 

 

Luco de Jiloca:  Roman bridge

Luco de Jiloca is a village of the province of Teruel near Calamocha; however there is not a direct access to this village from the motorway A-23, but from the national road N-234.  The Roman bridge is not inside the village, but outside about 2 kms far away in direction to Calamocha.  So, the most comfortable way to arrive here is take the motorway A-23 up to Calamocha and from there take the national road in direction to Daroca and Saragossa; after about 4 kms on the left of the road you can see the Roman bridge; there is a problem; there is not a parking where you can stop on the right, so that you must take a small land track on the left of the road and you must leave the car near the bridge –the manoeuvre could be a bit dangerous.  Other option could be to take the national road N-234 in Daroca and go along about 26 kms in direction to Calamocha up to Luco de Jiloca, to pass along the village and to arrive to the bridge on the right of the road.

 

 

 

 

 

Roman dam of Muel:

Near Botorrita through the motorway A-23 (that connect Saragossa and Valencia) you can arrive to Muel, about 30 kms far away from Saragossa.  You must enter in the village and you must follow the road signs that indicate the hermitage of Our Lady of the Fountain or the township park; both are located in the downtown of Muel.  If you decide to have a walk through the village, when you were near the town hall, on the right, you must take a street and walk about 400 metres down.  The hermitage is settled on the Roman dam and the township park had a small lake formed by the Roman dam.

 

 

 

 

Atilii’s Mausoleum (Sadaba):

After arriving to Sadaba, take the road to Uncastillo (A-1202); alter 2 or 2,5 kilometres, on the left, you can see a signal that indicates Embalse de Valdelafuen (Valdelafuen dam) through a not asphalted road.  You must take this diversion and you will arrive to the Mausoleum in less than 1 kilometre; the Mausoleum is visible from the main road.

 

 

 

 

Segeda

The remains and archaeological sites of Segeda are located between two villages in the province of Saragossa in the county of Calatayud: Belmonte de Gracián and Mara.  To arrive here you must take the national road N-IIa between Calatayud and Saragossa; if you come from Saragossa, you must take the motorway A-2 and the diversion that indicates Marivella and after about 4 kms on the left there is a diversion to a secondary road A-1504 where a road sign indicates Belmonte and Codos; you must take this diversion and after about 15 kms you will arrive to Mara.  If you come from Calatayud, you must take the national road N-IIa towards Saragossa and Marivella and before arriving to Marivella, on the right, you must take the diversion to Belmonte.  Before arriving to Mara, there is a diversion to an industrial complex called MYTA; you must take this diversion and you will arrive to the archaeological sites of Segeda.

 

 

 

 

Mausoleum of the Synagogue (Sadaba):

In Sadaba you must reach the Castle; behind it, between the castle and some small houses –one of them painted in blue- there is a rural, not asphalted road from which you can see a water reservoir and some ruins near to a small pinewood; these ruins are the synagogue.  To arrive there you must take the rural road and after 300 metres you will arrive to the pinewood, where there is a big placard giving information about the Bardenas channel; here there is a road junction; it is better to take the left road that enters in the pinewood; after 100 metres you will arrive to the channel; beside it there is an asphalted road; take this road –the channel keeps on the left and the pinewood on the right; from this road small forest tracks appear on the right that go into the pinewood; take the second one –be careful, because it is very easy to go beyond- and you will arrive to a cereal field and the ruins of the synagogue.

There is another way: take the road A-1201 to Uncastillo and in the kilometrical point 73 take an asphalted track on the right; this track run parallel to the Bardenas channel; go on 1,2 kilometres; leave your car and walk for 150 meter to the south.

 

 

 

 

Tarazona (Turiaso)

From Saragossa you must take the national road N-232 up to Gallur and then take the diversion that indicates Borja, Moncayo and Tarazona (national road N-122).  The distance between Saragossa and Tarazona is 90 kms.

To arrive to the Archaeological Museum of Tarazona you must go the Bishop Palace; its ground floor it the museum, located in the Rua Alta de Becquer (High street of Becquer).

 

 

 

 

 

Bañales of Tarraca (Uncastillo):

To arrive to the Bañales (thermes and aqueduct) it is not necessary to arrive to Uncastillo.  After arriving to Sadaba, take the road to Uncastillo (A-1202); after 3 kilometres you will arrive to a small village called Layana; take the second access to this village and after 200 metres you can see a signal in a pink placard that indicates the road to the Bañales.  It is a rural road, asphalted in the first part, but in less than 500 metres becomes a stone and sand track.  After about 1 kilometre you will arrive to the ruins of a forum with two Tuscan columns; after 200 metres you will arrive to the thermes and after 500 metres more you will finally arrive to the aqueduct.