Santacara, whose original name is Cara, was founded by the Romans around the 1st century BC to the site of a previous settlement from the Iron Age, on a small mound, a terrace on the river Aragon. The Roman foundation occurred in the context of the Sertorian Wars.



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Founded: 1st century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain


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Nieves Arteaga (10 months ago)
It's quite abandoned, but the ruins are fine and the walk to the hermitage too. It is closed, there is a pine forest where you can take a break in the shade
Julio Asunción (11 months ago)
Cara is one of the most important Roman archaeological sites in Navarra. It preserves in excellent condition a street that is almost 2000 years old. It is open 24 hours a day and has information panels with which you can take a self-guided tour.
Jonathan & Denise Bridge (16 months ago)
Interesting, but would be much more so if better maintained, and if all the important moveable artefacts were exhibited locally - preferably at the site, than stored in Pamplona at the Museum of Navarra. Santacara seems not to be much interested in its heritage. What we liked best was the moulded stone threshold slab, with sockets for the pintols and recesses for features of the doors.
Pablo Guerra-García (2 years ago)
A great Roman city abandoned to its fate, with stubble and smashed posters. A deposit penalty with many possibilities. It can be visited, badly indicated in the town of Santacana.
Jabi Larumbe (2 years ago)
Abandoned, signs that cannot be read. Painful
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