Roman Temple of Córdoba

Córdoba, Spain

The construction of Roman temple in Córdoba began during the reign of Emperor Claudius (41-54 AD) and ended some forty years later, during the reign of Emperor Domitian (81-96 CE). Presumably it was dedicated to the imperial cult. The temple underwent some changes in the 2nd century, reforms that coincide with the relocation of the colonial forum.

In the area had already been found architectural elements, such as drums of columns, capitals, etc. all in marble, so the area was known as los marmolejos. This area of Córdoba could become between the 1st century and the 2nd century, as the provincial forum of the Colonia Patricia, title that received the city during the Roman rule.

The building was situated on a podium and consisted of six columns on its front facade and ten columns on each side. Currently, the only remains left of the building are its foundation, the stairs, the altar and some shafts of columns and capitals.



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Founded: c. 50 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Bonnie Canal (17 months ago)
Roman ruins right in the middle of town. Amazing!
Ela Jurko (2 years ago)
Beautiful and pretty well preserved, you can’t enter the temple however.
Rhys (2 years ago)
Ancient Roman columns, there is a really cute colony of cats hanging around that can be seen sleeping and chasing the butterflies
Monica Calderon (2 years ago)
Very small and cordoned off, however a very nice centerpiece to a small and sweet town
Lukasz Zbylut (3 years ago)
Very nice temple in the downtown area of Cordova. Only a few pillars remain, but the area is nicely cordoned off and you can see the total space easily. Take pictures during midday because the light will beautifully highlight the white columns. I wish more of the Roman areas in the city were well preserved, as they were in Zaragoza, but it's still nice. The temple is outdoors so it's free. Also, take pictures of the wild cats that make this place their home.
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