The Roman Temple of Augustus belongs to the first century BC. Dedicated to the emperor Caesar Augustus, this building was one of the most important in the Roman city of Barcino for more than 400 years.
This building was located on the highest part of the city, accessible through a staircase, along with other public or religious buildings and the
indoor market. This is the exact spot where the Roman city Barcino originated. Today we know this as the
Gothic Quarter of Barcelona.
Over the following centuries and as the temple lost its use, many buildings began to be built around it, only leaving visible some fragments. During the fifteenth century, these fragments gave rise to numerous interpretations without historians and archaeologists ever agreed on which building it belonged to.
Only in the twentieth century it was clarified and now we know that it was the Temple of Augustus. And although currently only four columns of Corinthian capital -each 9 meters high- remains, it is worthwhile your visit. Not only it is for free, but it also is an important part of the founding of the city of Barcelona. However, the parts between the buildings that no longer appear will always remain a mystery.
This Augustus Roman Temple is part of the Barcelona History Museum together with:
*Turó de la Rovira
*Fabra i Coats Factory
*Domus Sant Honorat
*Santa Caterina Market
*Plaza del Rei
*Puerta del Mar
*Domus de Avinyó
*Via Sepulcral Romana