Beautiful Bolonia - beach, Roman ruins, tasty fish

Rather than heading straight down to the Costa del Sol with its super crowded beaches and dark, pebbly beaches, take our suggestion and go west just as we did last weekend.

WHERE - Bolonia, Cadiz province

HOW FAR IS IT - under 2.5 hours driving

WHAT´S SPECIAL - well, let me list the ways!

- the beach, as you can see above, is pristine, white sand, pounded by the Atlantic to a soft silkiness that is so kind on the bare feet. The bay sweeps around offering a good hour walk on the hard sand where the water will lap over your feet.

- the Romans loved the beach too (not sure if they swam in it?) and two thousand years ago they built an extensive industrial city called Baelo Claudio. The ruins are extensive and wonderful. This first picture shows the ancient pits where they made an exotic specialty called garum  which was pickled rotten tuna made for the epicurean palates of Rome. 

Beautiful Bolonia - beach, Roman ruins, tasty fish

- It is an extensive site with a theatre that accommodated 2000 people, basilica (pic below), extensive water systems, a beautiful museum and much more.

Beautiful Bolonia - beach, Roman ruins, tasty fish

- And when you get hungry or thirsty, there are several restaurants right there serving a variety of freshly caught fish.

Beautiful Bolonia - beach, Roman ruins, tasty fish

DETAILS - 

Open at 9 am every day except Monday

Closing time varies according to season so ask us to check before you go.

Entrance free to EU citizens. Other countries pay only 1,50 €

For all other details, check the official site here

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