Aquis Querquennis

Ourense, Spain

Aquis Querquennis is the ruins of a Roman military camp sit along a flooded section of a river. The construction of the barracks dates back to the reign of Vespasian, around the year 75, when it was likely used as a base from which to defend newly built roads connecting other, larger roads in this remote province.

The walls, arches and moat that form the foundations of this former Roman military camp can sometimes be found half submerged in the reservoir, depending on the amount of rain upriver and the status of the dam. 

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Founded: c. 75 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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João Francisco Ferreira de Almeida (4 months ago)
If you are interested in Roman culture you will enjoy this place.
Paulo Casaca (5 months ago)
The ruins are in between a beautiful oak tree forest and the lake made by a dam onriver Lima
Justin Stevens (10 months ago)
It is very regrettable that a dam was built nearby, causing frequent submersion of this archeological site. Nonetheless it is a testament to history, both past and present, a gem of this region of Spain.
Filipa Morgado (11 months ago)
Amazing and relaxing place! (Still in progress)
Ryan Dickerson (2 years ago)
Excellent place for a day trip or overnight campervan stop. Hot pools from warm to hot, suitable for everyone. Access is a bit tough but wheelchairs can access the site. No toilets or changing facilities. Parking good but a bit chaotic when busy. Access road is steep and quite narrow. Lovely walls around the lake to Roman ruins and visitor centre.
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