Museum Roman Theatre

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Museum Roman Theatre Aug 28, 2008
The theatre was discovered, quite by chance, in 1987. The rows of seats were built into the northern side of the Concepción hill. The commemorative inscriptions indicate that it was built in the late 1st century B.C., the period of maximum urban development in the Roman colony. Right on the Roman Theatre lie the ruins of the Ancient Cathedral of Santa María , two monuments which together form a unique site. As a site of Christian worship, the cathedral dates from the end of the 13th century. The building has undergone several alterations of architectural interest. Many of the walls were raised with blocks from the old Roman theatre. The damage inflicted during the Civil War spelt its irreversible destruction. Now being restored to become one of the sections of the future Roan Theatre Museum.

El espacio museístico se ha construido integrando los restos monumentales en el tejido urbano. El teatro fue descubierto de forma casual; la ladera norte del cerro de la Concepción facilitó en su tiempo la construcción del graderío. Por las inscripciones conmemorativas se sabe que se comenzó a construir a fines del S. I a C., coincidiendo con la época de mayor apogeo urbanístico de la colonia romana. Formando un conjunto único con el teatro se encuentra los restos de la catedral antigua.
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