The Iberian-Roman city of Cástulo, located on the right bank of the River Guadalimar, was one of the capital centres in southern Spain during the Antiquity. This was due to the extension of its walled enclosure as well as to its strategic position in the headwater of the valley of the River Guadalquivir. The city was an important knot in the communication roads of that era and, along its history, it had a privileged access to the mining resources of Sierra Morena. The oppidum –or fortified city– of Cástulo was at first the most important population centre in the Iberian Oretania and it turned later into a Roman city, even having an Episcopal See in the Low Roman Empire period.
The archaeological site of Cástulo comprises a wide area where different settlements are overlapped. Here we find necropolises, factories, public buildings and other suburban constructions related to the Iberian-Roman city, as well as other settlements from the Prehistory to the Late Middle Ages, which complete the historical value of this archaeological area. This complex stratigraphic and temporal sequence, which remains in our time with an exceptional integrity and preservation conditions, constitutes a significant segment of the whole history of Andalusia.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE AND RECEPTION CENTRE OF VISITORS OF CÁSTULO
Conjunto Arqueológico de Cástulo. Ctra. JV–3004
Phone: (+34) 953 10 60 74
16th September – 31st March:
Tuesday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:30; Sundays and public holidays: 09:00 – 15:30.
1st April – 31st May:
Tuesday – Saturday: 10:00 – 15:00 and 15:30 – 20:00h.; Sundays and public holidays: 10:00 – 17:00.
1st June – 15th September:
Tuesday – Sunday and public holidays: 09:00 – 15:30.