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Garray


Numancia Archaeological Site


Contact details

Zona a 1 Km. de Garray
42162  Garray, Soria  (Castile-Leon)
reservas@numantinos.com
http://www.numanciasoria.es

Location

Autonomous region:
Castile-Leon

Province/Island:
Soria

Soria

Reservations

reservas@numantinos.com
Tel.: +34 650709671

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Description

Remnants of the past.

These lands were home to three different cities: one prehistoric, one Celtiberian and the other Celtiberian-Roman.

They are located eight kilometres from the city of Soria, on the Castro (or Muela) hill. They remained undiscovered until the 19th century, when after a preliminary excavation it was noted that three successive towns had indeed once existed on the site: one prehistoric, one Celtiberian and the other Celtiberian-Roman. Numancia fell into Roman hands in 133 B.C. although the first settlers of this hill near Garray date from 2000 years before the present day. The Arevacos (a Celtiberian tribe) built the city with two large main streets that were criss-crossed by a further eleven streets. The houses stood in rows on stone foundations and were made with mud mortar. The rooms inside were small, and there was a basement storeroom. The city appears to have been destroyed by fire and war. When it was rebuilt in the era of Augustus, the Romans retained the original city layout and the streets were paved. Subsequently, the houses were made of stone and had tiled roofs. Underground waterways and reservoirs were constructed and sanitary conditions improved dramatically.

Construction:
Archaeological site

Artistic period:
Pre-Roman

Historic period:
Iron and Copper Age

Practical information

Schedule

From Oct 01 to Mar 31
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 18:00


Public holidays and Sundays
From 10:00 to 14:00
Closing days: Monday


From Apr 01 to Sep 30
From Tuesday to Saturday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 16:00 to 20:00


Public holidays and Sundays
From 10:00 to 14:00
Closing days: Monday


Prices

General: €0,60
Retired persons: Admission free
Weekend
Admission free
Guided tour: €4

Services

Guided tours Visitor Centre
 

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