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Hijovejo archaeological site

One of the most important sites of the whole of the region of La Serena in terms of size and state of conservation.

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A fortified Roman enclosure on top of granite scree


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Quintana de La Serena , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • One of the most important sites of the whole of the region of La Serena in terms of size and state of conservation.

    A few kilometres from the centre of Quintana de la Serena lies the Hijovejo archaeological site, a fortified enclosure of Roman origin, which clearly had military functions. It is one of the oldest and best-preserved of all of the archaeological sites in the district of La Serena. It is also considered one of the most representative sites on the Iberian peninsula, comprised of a building with an irregular layout and two rooms, and a courtyard.  

  • Origin:
  • Romanisation (AD)
  • Construction:
  • Archaeological site
  • Art period:
  • Romanisation
  • Roman
  • Period in history:
  • Romanisation

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