Roman walls

after 15 BCE





In about 15 BCE the Romans founded Barcelona, named Barcino. Although the capital of this area in the Empire was Tarragona (Roman Tarraco), Barcelona did have a harbor. Like most Roman new towns, it was laid out in a grid and fortified. Some of the original Roman walls are in Barcelona's Old Town (the Barri Gótic); here they are incorporated into the walls of the chapel of Santa Ągata, part of the former royal palace complex.



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