Bolonia Travel Guide

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Bolonia Things to Do

  • roman ruins

    The prosperous roman city "Baelo Claudia" was discovered here in 1917. You can walk through the ruins and read the story of this town. The roman empire decline, the frequent invasion from south and a flooding caused its end in the 3rd century. For EU citizens, entrance is for free.

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  • wild beach

    Although Bolonia is evenly famous for the roman ruins, I found its wild dune-beach really wonderful. On the far end of the beach the dunes climb on the hill giving a great view to you walking along the sea. Ok it could be quite windy but you're in costa de la luz! ;)

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  • Ride to Bolonia

    Ride to Bolonia - along a sandy beach or through the pine forest to the bay of Bolonia, a small fishing village and the famous archaelogical site of an ancient roman village. Here your horse can take a break and you can enjoy the excellent food offered in many of the small and typical seafood-restaurants.girasol adventure more - established by...

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  • A ride to the windmills

    A ride to the windmills - like mountain goats the horses climb up stony pathes to the hills top , where you are compensated for the effort by a breathtaking view over Tarifa and as far as Marroco. Enjoy nature over an original spanish picnic. About 4 hours.

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  • Andalusian Horses

    Spend some time with the famous andalusian horses roaming the beautiful surroundings of Tarifa. Under professional guidance you can gallop through the ocean breakers or, like John Wayne, ride among cattle herds. Tours offered from 1 hour rides to 1 week tours - for beginers or profis alike - we have something for everyone!

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  • The Museum

    There is a little (tiny) museum inside the archeological place where you can see some findings, aerial views and explanations about life in Bolonia in those days.There is a new museum being built now (2004), much bigger, but horrible as it really ruins the wonderful landscape of ruins, dunes, sea and mountains :-((

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  • The Theatre

    You can visit a medium size theatre here. The presence of a theatre indicates a certain status of Baelo Claudia, as only important villages had one. You can't climb up the stairs, but you can have a good view of it from the scenery.

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  • The roman streets

    You can still see here clearly the paved streets with big flat stones, very well preserved in spite of the years.There was a long roman "highway between Rome and Cadiz all along the coast in those days...

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  • The Forum

    The forum was the core of the roman city. It was the main square where the religious and administrative buildings were, and a meeting point for the social main characters.

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Bolonia Restaurants

  • Garum (fish sauce)

    This is not exactly a restaurant tip but a gastronomic curiosity.Baelo Claudia was once famous for its fish sauce called Garum, which was really famous in all the roman empire, and appreciated as nowadays caviar.It was made out of the parts of the fish they wouldn't it (head, tails...) in some stone bassins that you can still see if you visit the...

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  • Beach Stalls

    At the beach shore there are a few little restaurants (chiringuitos) where you can have a nice meal (fixed menu or a la carte), some tapas or just a few beers. They are open only in summer I think. "Zanahorias aliñadas" (carrot salad with garlic and olive oil)Calamares (squid)Atun encebollado (tuna fish with onion)

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Bolonia Transportation

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    The area

    by SirRichard Written Sep 1, 2004

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    The only way to get here is by car. You must take the N340 road from Cadiz or Tarifa and turn by a little road to the coast between Tarifa and Zahara.
    There is no train in the area, but you can tell the buses Cadiz-Tarifa to stop you at the junction and do some hithhicking there...

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Bolonia Local Customs

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    I Claudius

    by SirRichard Written Sep 1, 2004

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    Though Baelo Claudia was built in the 2nd century BC, the village lived its economic thriving with the emperor Claudius (41-54 AD) from who it took its name.

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    • Architecture
    • Archeology
    • Historical Travel

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Bolonia Warnings and Dangers

  • The wind

    Being close to TARIFA, this part of the coast is particularily windy. Is not windy all the time, but when the "Levante" wind blows, you better do some windsurfing... or go on a daytrip to a nearby village in the "Sierra de los Pueblos Blancos" (White villages mountains).Is really annoying to stay at the beach and get hit by the sand all the time...

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  • Wear sandals

    Climbing up the dune may take you 10-15 minutes. The sand is really hot up there, so U better take some beach sandals just in case... or climb it after sunset!

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  • Be careful with the sun

    If you plan to climb up the dune, put some sun protection first and wear a hat or so, is really hot up there and there is no shade around!

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Bolonia Off The Beaten Path

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    A chapitel of that stone

    by SirRichard Written Sep 1, 2004

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    This particular kind of stone full of little holes is very typical in this part of Spain. It is still used in building construction and it gives the facades a very peculiar rough style.
    It comes from the solidification of thousands of tiny seashells and can be easily got at the coastal areas.

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    • Archeology
    • Architecture

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Bolonia Sports & Outdoors

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    A view of the shore

    by SirRichard Written Sep 1, 2004

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    This is a very windy area, so windsurf and kite flying are obviously main activities here. Not very far is the Tarifa beach, world famous for its windsurf activities too.

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    • Windsurfing
    • Water Sports

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Bolonia Favorites

  • The woods

    At the north side of the beach, over the dune, there is a nice pine trees wood that goes all along the coast till the nearby hills. You can go there from the dune if you need some shade and relax after climbing up there. Is a wild oasis of shade and silence, as you can't get there by road, only walking from the beach.

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  • The dune

    At the north side of the beach (right) there is a HUGE dune that grows towards the pine woods, covering them and burying the trees under its growing inmensity. You can climb it up in about 10 minutes or so. From the top you can see the African Coast...

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  • The beach

    The beach here is a wild white sandy one, which is hardly crowded, as is huge, so you can walk along it from the village if you want some isolation.

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