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Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova

 
 
Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
1. Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova Marker
Inscription.  
(Catalan:) Porta d'accés a la ciutat reformada en construir-se la segona muralla de Barcino. L'entrada es feia a través d'un dels carrers principals, el decumanus. Es conserva un dels passos laterals per a vianants i les dues torres semi-defencirculars que saven la porta (segles I-IV dC). Al costat es pot veure la reconstrucció d'un dels aqüeductes que portaven l'aigua a la ciutat romana de Barcino (finals del segle I dC).

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(Spanish:) Puerta de acceso a la ciudad reformada al construirse la segunda muralla de Barcino. La entrada se realizaba a través de una de las calles principales, el decumanus. Se conserva uno de los pasos laterales para peatones y las dos torres semicirculares que defendian la puerta (siglos I-IV dC.) Al lado se puede ver la reconstrucción de uno de los acueductos llevaban el agua que a la ciudad romana de Barcino (finales del siglo I d.C.).

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(English:) A gate to the city that was altered when building the second enclosing Barcino wall. Entry was through one of the main streets, the decumanus. One of the lateral passageways for pedestrians and the two semicircular towers that defended the gate have been conserved (1st-4th centuries AC). Beside we can see the

Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova Marker - wide view image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
2. Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova Marker - wide view
reconstruction of one the aqueducts that carried water to the Roman city of Barcino (end of 1st century AC).


 
Erected by Ajuntament de Barcelona, Museu d'Historia de Barcelona. (Marker Number R12.)
 
Location. 41° 23.042′ N, 2° 10.522′ E. Marker is in Barcelona, Catalonia, in Barcelonès. Marker is at the intersection of Carrer del Bisbe and Plaça Nova, on the left when traveling north on Carrer del Bisbe. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sant Felip Neri Bombing Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Aerial Bombing of the Plaza / El Bombardeo de la Plaza / El Bombardeig de la Plaça (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Casal de Montserrat (about 120 meters away); Collegi Sant Jordi / College of Sant Jordi (about 120 meters away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Sever (about 120 meters away); El Call: Carrer de Sant Honorat (about 120 meters away); El Call: Placeta de Manuel Ribé (about 150 meters away); Memorial to the Victims of the Bombing of January 30, 1938 (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barcelona.
 
Also see . . .  Barcelona Roman walls and remains (Barcelona Yellow). (Submitted on November 8, 2019.)
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMan-Made Features

 
Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
3. Roman Aqueduct and Gate: Plaça Nova
This view shows the two semi-circular roman towers, as well as the rebuilt portion of the aqueduct. Carrer del Bisbe meets Plaça Nova where the gate was located. The marker is visible on the right, in the shadows; the spire of the Barcelona Cathedral is visible on the left.
Marker inset: artist's rendition of towers, aqueduct, and gate image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
4. Marker inset: artist's rendition of towers, aqueduct, and gate
Rebuilt portion of roman aqueduct image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 18, 2019
5. Rebuilt portion of roman aqueduct
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 8, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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