Linares


Cástulo archaeological site


Contact details

Carretera JV-3003, s/n. a 7 Km. al sur de Linares dirección Torreblascopedro.
23700  Cazlona, Linares, Jaén  (Andalusia)
castulo.ccul@juntadeandalucia.es
http://www.museosdeandalucia.es/cultura/museos/CACS
Tel.:+34 600143464
Tel.:+34 953106074
Fax.:+34 953038978

Location

Jaén

Description

The town of Cástulo had been inhabited since the 3rd millennium B.C. It was the capital of the Oretani tribe of Iberians and played a key role in the wars between Rome and Carthage.

Its importance in the ancient world can be explained by its closeness to the rich mines of the Sierra Morena mountains and its strategic location between the valley of the Guadalquivir River and the central plateau. Its greatest splendour was during the Iberian period, the years of Carthaginian influence (the noble Imilce, who married the legendary Carthaginian general Hannibal came from Cástulo) and the Roman period. At its height, it extended over 40 hectares, making it one of the biggest towns in pre-Roman Hispania. Among the most important buildings and excavations on the site are the theatre, the amphitheatre and a temple dedicated to the imperial cult, dating to the Roman period; there are also fragments of the walls and the sewage network, as well as a number of necropolises and Iberian tombs.

  • Construction: Archaeological site
  • Artistic period: Classical-Roman

Practical information

Schedule

  • From Apr 01 to Jun 15
  • From Tuesday to Saturday

    From 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM From 03:00 PM to 08:30 PM
  • Public holidays and Sunday
    From 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday
  • From Jun 16 to Sep 15
  • From Tuesday to Sunday

    Public holidays

    From 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday
  • From Sep 16 to Mar 31
  • From Tuesday to Saturday

    From 09:00 AM to 02:30 PM From 03:00 PM to 06:30 PM
  • Public holidays and Sunday
    From 09:00 AM to 03:30 PM
  • Closing days: Monday

Closed: 1, 6 January, 1 May, 24,25,31 December.

Prices

  • EU members: Admission free
  • General: €1,50

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