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If you are in Vejer de la Frontera, the amazing Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia are less than an hour away by car and are well worth the trip! Located beside the small coastal village of Bolonia (and only a short distance northwest of Tarifa) this coastal settlement dates from about 120 BC and lasted about 600 years before Roman dominance in Spain finally waned. Its reason for being was as a major fish-processing town for the abundance of tuna that lurked in these waters. A brand new Visitor's Centre has been opened (with an entrance fee of only 1.50 Euros per person) and there are lots of partially restored parts of the community to explore on foot in this very scenic spot. It is not open on Mondays and some public holidays but we were able to get our fill of it as we returned from Vejer to Tarifa for our final night on this Atlantic coast of Spain. I have described these ruins in more detail in the Off The Beaten Path tips on my 'Tarifa (Cadiz)' page.
Directions: Southeast from Vejer de la Frontera, about 2/3 of the way to Tarifa. You have to take a small highway off the N340 to the coastal village of Bolonia
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