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Olèrdola


Settlement of Olèrdola


Contact details

Carretera del Castell d’Olèrdola, s/n
08734  Olèrdola, Barcelona  (Catalonia)
difusiomac.cultura@gencat.cat
http://www.mac.cat/cat/Seus/Olerdola
Tel.:+34 934232149

Location

Autonomous region:
Catalonia

Province/Island:
Barcelona

Barcelona

Reservations


Description

Located on a ridge overlooking the plain of El Penedès, this settlement was inhabited from the Bronze Age through to the time of the Christian reconquest.

The first fortified nucleus dates from the Iron Age (8th-7th centuries B.C.) and was reused by the Iberians (5th-4th centuries B.C.), Romans (2nd-1st centuries B.C.) and Christians (9th-12th centuries A.D.).
Access is through the Roman wall, which is about 145 m long and comprises a central gateway and four towers. Elements dating from the Ibero-Roman period include various houses, a quarry, a cistern excavated out of the rock and the lookout tower which stood guard over the nearby Vía Augusta.
It was once again put to use after the Christian reconquest; structures dating from this time include a several houses, silos, the transversal wall, the castle, a few street sections, a series of anthropomorphic tombs, and the Romanesque church of Sant Miquel (10th-12th centuries), which conserves the apse and a triumphal horseshoe arch in the Mozarabic style dating from an earlier church (9th century).

Construction:
Archaeological site

Artistic period:
Pre-Roman

Practical information

Schedule

From Mar 16 to Oct 15
From Tuesday to Sunday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 15:00 to 20:00




From Oct 16 to Mar 15
From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 to 14:00
From 15:00 to 18:00




Saturday, Public holidays
From 10:00 to 16:00


Closing days: Monday


Prices

General: €2,30
Reduced: €1,61
Children: Admission free

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