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Romana Town of Regina

The Roman past returns through the valuable Roman remains found on the outskirts of the village of Casas de Reina in the province of Badajoz.

A highly valuable historical enclave in terms of heritage


Location and Contact:

Casas de Reina , Badajoz (Extremadura)
Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday, except December 25th and January 1st: 10 am-5 pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Guided visits to the theatre and to the interpretaion centre may be appointed with Casas de Reina Town Hall.

Fee

Check with Casas de Reina Town Hall.

  • The Roman past returns through the valuable Roman remains found on the outskirts of the village of Casas de Reina in the province of Badajoz.

    The remains of the Roman town of Regina Turdulorum, found near the municipality of Casas de Reina in Badajoz province, form an extremely interesting ensemble, in a perfect state of preservation, with the forum and a 1st-century-AD theatre as its most remarkable features.

    The Roman theatre was built in the age of the Flavian emperors, could seat one thousand spectators and was operational until the 4th century AD.

    The restoration work carried out on the theatre enables one to see the original elements of this space, which was one of the most important of its kind in the Iberian Peninsula. As well as being used for the typical dramatic performances, other activities were also held here.

    Meanwhile Regina's Roman forum preserves the foundations of some houses, civil buildings, porticoes and the odd remnants of paving or Roman road that transport you directly to this period of history. A porticoed templum with a small room dedicated to the worship of the emperor and the imperial house has also been recovered through different excavations, alongside which other buildings must have existed, such as the market and the basilica.

    Also noteworthy is the high number of sewers that have been uncovered in the different digs, showing the impressive drainage system of this Roman town, which reached the regional road that links Llerena to Fuente del Arco, where the remains of some Roman villas have also been found.

  • Origin:
  • Romanisation (AD)
  • 1st century BC
  • Art period:
  • Roman
  • Period in history:
  • 4th century
  • Services:

    • Guided Tours

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