Roman mausoleum of Córdoba

Córdoba, Spain

The Roman mausoleum of Córdoba is an ancient structure in the Jardines de la Victoria, Córdoba. It is a funerary monument of cylinder-shaped that corresponded to a group of funerary monuments of the Republican era, built in the 1st century AD. It was discovered in 1993 during archaeological excavations.

It includes the chamber tomb that housed the Urn, as well as remains of the basement, cornices, and crenellated parapet. Unusual for such structures in Roman Iberia, it may have been designed by an Italian architect, due to similarities to other mausoleums in Rome and the rest of Italy. Its size also suggests that it belonged to a wealthy family.

The mausoleum is located near the road that connected the ancient city with Hispalis (now Seville), and exited from the city by the western gate, or 'Porta Principalis Sinistra' (Puerta de Gallegos). The archaeological site also includes remains of the pavement of the latter.

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Founded: 0-100 AD
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Spain

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Ricardo s (12 months ago)
Simple mausoleum
E Nemzet (13 months ago)
Ok
Andy Black (2 years ago)
Rabo de Toro fantástico. Away from the hoards, behind the Mesquita. Really good lamb stew as well.
J Dem's (3 years ago)
Nice monument but the most interesting is the via romana that you can still see after 2 millenia. You can't go in.
Lior Barak (3 years ago)
It's nice, but you can't go in, most of the structure is under the ground and you only have the painting to dream how it looked like
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