Lacipo was founded in the second century BC for the local population. It grew considerably and its economic strength was based on olive oil. The town was a seat of government for the immediate area until it declined in the second century AD. The largest remain structure that can be seen today is a south facing section of town wall standing 30 feet high. Lacipo's ruins don't offer the traveler who can be bothered to climb the hill a great temple or amphitheatres, but a stunning view and a remarkable insight of two types of architecture standing side by side long after the people who knew then, lived and loved and worked in them have vanished into the years. Be wary of the idly grazing cows.

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Founded: 2nd century BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Brian Hooper (13 months ago)
Not a lot to see. Access moderate, suitable for hikers, good footware essential. Good views of surrounding area. From Casares 3 hr round trip.
Manuel Rodriguez Trujillo (2 years ago)
Tres kilómetros al oeste del casco urbano de Casares se localizan las ruinas de la ciudad romana de Lacipo. Se trata de un oppidum,una fortaleza de los habitantes locales, que pasa a tener categoría de ciudad bajo dominio romano,llegando a emitir moneda propia: un toro con estrella en el anverso y un delfín en el reverso,moneda con caracteres latinos pero icografia aún dw tradición púnica. Su mayor esplendor corresponde a las épocas republicana y augustea, aunque debió pervivir a lo largo de toda la época imperial (desde el siglo III a C. al siglo II de C.).
Almir Dos Santos (2 years ago)
Jaime D. Triviño (3 years ago)
Un lugar lleno de historia
Jose Glez (3 years ago)
Tardé varios días en dar con la entrada, pero mejor así. Hay que tener en cuenta que Lacipo se halla en una parcela privada, aunque el portón está señalizado. Cuidado con las ortigas al llegar arriba, no es buen sitio para ir con mascotas. Por lo demás, merece la pena la visita. Impresionantes los restos.
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