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Cuevas del Valle


Puerto el Pico Roman road


Contact details

05414  Cuevas del Valle, Ávila  (Castile-Leon)
http://www.turismoavila.com
Tel.:+34 920391004

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Ávila

Ávila

Reservations


Description

One of the best conserved Roman roads in Spain

  It was built by the Romans two centuries before Christ, primarily to improve communications between the capital of Avila and Mérida. It was used for transit by the Roman armies and to transport metals from the Sierra de Gredos mountain range, and crossed the Sierra de Gredos through the steep Puerto del Pico pass.

Later it served as a cattle migration route and, in spite of its centuries of use, it has come down to us in the present day in a good state of conservation.
 

Construction:
Old road

Artistic period:
Classical-Roman

Historic period:
Romanisation (A.D.)

Practical information

Prices

Admission free
 

Map


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