The Bolonia beach is located in the municipal end of Tarifa, in the Region of Campo de Gibraltar in Andalusia, Spain, and in front of the Moroccan city of Tangier. One of the spectacular views virgin beaches in the Cadiz region, we’ll find it next to the ruins of Baelo Claudia, is the Bolonia beach. It’s a really fine and white sand beach, of blue, cold and crystalline water.
It’s half an hour from El Palmar, passing the cross of Facinas. The cross to Bolonia is approximately over the 70,2 Km of the National road 340 in Tarifa’s direction. There’re 8 kms from this cross to the beach.
It’s caracterized for being a huge dune which the Levante’s wind is in charge of make it wider throughout the years. Little by little it gobbles the trees and only lets the top of the higher branches show.
- It’s without a doubt a recommended beach for those nature and culture lovers people who wish to spend an excellent day in one of the few virgin islands that are left in the Cadiz region.
- Next to the beach there are the ruins of the old roman city of Baelo Claudia, in excellent condition; they were dug during the seventies. In the Roman times, Bolonia or Baelo Claudia was an emporium, that’s to say, a place where the maritime commerce concentrated. Also, some written sources indicates that it was the port of union with the neighbor Tingis, actual Tangier, for which their relation with the north of Africa was continuous, being one of the principal factors of its urban development. Baelo Claudia was born at the end of the II century B.C. Nevertheless it was the salting fish industry and the sauces derivatives from it (garum), their principal sources of wealth. These circumstances made the city reach certain strength, mainly with the Claudio governor (41-54 A.D.) which gives the rank of román municipality. The economic downfall of Baelo Claudio started in the second half of the II century, surely by the earthquake that must have devastated the city by the time. In the III century it experienced a little regrowth of commerce after of which the city falls little by little in decadency until its complete abandonment in the VII century. In no other part of the Iberian Peninsula is possible to extract after the visit, a so complete view of the roman urbanism as in Baelo Claudia. In this its main interest lies, equally framed in a spectacular landscape.
CONJUNTO ARQUEOLOGICO DE BAELO CLAUDIA
MAILING ADDRESS: ENSENADA DE BOLONIA S/N
11380 TARIFA (CADIZ)
PHONE: 0034 – 956 106 796 – 956 106 797
HOW TO GET TO BAELO CLAUDIA?
By the national road 340, when reaching the kilometric landmark 70.2, take the Bolonia local road CAP 8202, until reaching the Bolonia Cove where Baelo is.
Reserved in advanced by calling the Archaeological Complex: Phone: 0034 – 956 106 793
IT’S FREE FOR ALL THE CITIZENS OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY