Ercávica City (Archaeological site)


The first historical mention of the city is situated in the context of the Roman conquest of Hispania, when in the year 179 B.C. surrenders to the Praetor of Hispania Citerior Tiberio Sempronio Graco. The Roman Ercávica is a city founded ex novo, in which a regular urban layout is clearly evident and in which its streets adopt an orthogonal layout, with the public and private buildings typical of a Roman city. During the 4th century A.D. the decline of the city was precipitated and Ercávica was doomed to a gradual depopulation that would lead to its abandonment throughout the 5th century A.D. The site can be visited all year round.