La Torre de Los Escipiones, Tarragona

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Torre dels Escipions is a funerary tower built by the Romans on the outskirts of Tarraco, ancient Roman city that corresponds to the present city of Tarragona (Catalonia, Spain). The Torre dels Escipions is one of the elements of the Archaeological Ensemble of Tarraco, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the tower being identified with the code 875-010.
It was built during the 1st century AD, to six kilometers from the city of Tarraco, capital of the Hispania Citerior, in the course of the Via Augusta, the Roman road that crossed the entire peninsula from the Pyrenees to Gades (Cadiz) and is one of the funerary monuments of the Roman era that still remain most important in the Iberian Peninsula.
Is a Turriform monument with three floors superimposed on a declining basis. It is built with rectangular blocks. In the intermediate body are two reliefs of the god of Phrygian Attis deity of death and resurrection, son of Pessinunte and also on the same level there is a burial chamber that housed the furnishings of the deceased; at the base measures 4.40 x 4.70 m..
Its name comes from a misidentification of the two reliefs of the god Attis, who for years were identified as those of Scipio brothers.
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  • One of the few funeral monuments we have whole. It is a little far away about 10 km, but if you want to understand the Roman Tarraco, you must visit it. It's on the old N-340 road, departing for Barcelona.
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  • Roadside with parking. Explanatory panel and only a few kilometers from Tarragona. Nice to do for those who love history. The others will only see a pile of pebbles.
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  • Roman Monument located on the Via Augusta. Interesting story. One of the few preserved monuments of this type. Easy access and advisable to visit
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  • The tower of the scipions-World heritage-is a funeral monument dated to the century Ad. Located between the towns of Tarragona and Altafulla, on the national N-340 Torre, now conserved part, has dimensions of 5 x 5 x 9 meters. Little space to park, it is advisable to go with the fewer vehicles possibes.
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