If you are a history lover, of the old, of knowing what things happened in certain places, this article is ideal for you. In it we are going to tell you where to find ancient ruins, or at least many of them, which you can visit whenever you want.
In addition, we will give you a series of tips so that your visit is respectful and does not attract your attention for doing something that you did not know. Keep an eye on the data!
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Ancient ruins in Spain
Below we name more than 10 ancient ruins that we can find in our country and we indicate in which city or province it is located. If this summer you are going to make trips through the national territory, you may be interested in this information, since in many of our cities there are some of these ruins:
- The public Arab Baths in Ronda (Málaga, Andalusia).
- The Roman Circus of Tarragona (Catalonia).
- The Roman Bridge of Córdoba (Andalusia).
- Archaeological Ensemble of Itálica in Seville (Andalusia).
- Roma Amphitheater in Tarragona (Catalonia).
- Devil's Bridge in Tarragona (Catalonia).
- The Roman walls of Lugo (Galicia).
- Roman Theater of Mérida (Extremadura).
- The Walls of Ávila (Castilla y León).
- Celtic town of Santa Tecla in Pontevedra (Galicia).
- Aqueduct of Segovia (Castilla y León).
- Temple of Diana in Mérida (Extremadura).
- Roman Theater in Malaga (Andalusia).
- Ruins of the Roman Temple of Córdoba (Andalusia).
- Ruins of Bobastro (Malaga, Andalusia).
- Ruins of the Beaches of Mazagón (Huelva, Andalusia).
- Ruins of Tiermes in Soria (Castilla y León).
Ancient ruins around the world
If you leave our borders, and travel to any part of the world, keep an eye out, you may come across one of these ancient ruins:
- Confucius Temple and Tomb, Qufu, China.
- Diocletian's Palace, Split, Croatia.
- Thebes, in Egypt.
- Roman sites in Arles and Nimes, in France).
- Masada, in Israel.
- Gerasa, in Jordan.
- Bosnian pyramid, the oldest in the world since it is 25.000 years old.
- Yonaguni Monument, in Japan with 8.000 years old.
- Machu Picchu, in Peru.
- Babylon, in Iraq.
- Ayutthaya, in Thailand.
- The Parthenon, in Greece.
- Chichen Itza, Mexico.
- Archaeological zone of Palenque, in Mexico.
- Stonehenge, in Great Britain.
- Sechin Bajo, in the Andes.
- The Roman Colosseum, in Rome.
- Knap of Howar, on the Isle of Papa Westray, Scotland.
- Pompeii, in Italy.
- Moai of Rano Rarak, on Easter Island, in Chile.
- City of Petra, in Jordan.
- Roman Baths in Bath, England.
- Egyptian pyramids.
- Great Wall of China.
And many more that we would mention if we had plenty of time and space. If you would like to see other types of historical ruins and with more extensive information about them, let us know in the comments section.
Tips and recommendations to properly visit historical ruins
Here are a series of tips and recommendations that you should carry out if you want to have a pleasant visit to any historical ruin. They should not be taken lightly, and if not, pay attention:
- Do not lean, do not touch, do not step: In many of these ruins, it is requested not to touch or step on, since they are so many years old that any footprint could cause catastrophic damage to the ruin. Respect what has been preserved for so many years ...
- Respect both the entrances and the exits in the different monuments. There are many ancient ruins that have dozens of doors. If you want a well-organized visit and not miss anything inside it, respect the doors that are exit to exit and those that are entry to enter. It has no greater mystery.
- Have respect for what has been standing for so many years. Although they are ruins, respect their construction: no gum, no garbage, etc. And very important: "wherever you go, do what you see." Respect each culture and its traditions.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes: Going visiting ruins does not require gala clothing so take the most comfortable you have, both in shoes and clothes, and go out to explore.
- Take photos of what impresses you the most about each ruin. Ruins are places that we see very from time to time, since the most normal thing is to visit current cities where they are scarce or simply not there, so take a souvenir with you in the form of a photo.
- Hire a tour guide if you want to know in depth the history of each ruin.