Found along the ancient road to Barcino (the former name of Barcelona) the Via Sepulcral Romana is one of the most intriguing remnants of the city’s Roman past. Located on the site of the present-day Plaça de la Vila Madrid, the unique site served as a burial ground, where more than 80 graves have been uncovered, dating from the 1st to the 3rd century AD, during which period burials were forbidden within the city walls.
Today, visitors can visit part of the excavated ruins and view artifacts found at the site at the on-site museum, which also offers insight into the Roman road network and burial rituals.
The Via Sepulcral Romana is located on Plaza Villa de Madrid in Barcelona’s Gothic district and is open Tues-Fri 11am-2pm, Sat-Sun 11am-7pm. Adult admission at the time of writing is €2.