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Visitor Centre Baelo Claudia

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Guillermo Vázquez Consuegra
location Tarifa
function culture, information centre, office
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This visitors centre is built on the site of the ruins of the Roman city of Baelo Claudia, an important archaeological location. The program of the building can be divided into two big areas: the public spaces with permanent and temporal exposition spaces, and secondly the internal areas, with rooms for conservation, investigation and administration. It is one long volume, perforated by 4 patios. Each patio has it's own character. A large patio with trees, a patio with two open sides, one patio on a terrace open to the surroundings, and the last one in the court near the entrance. The openings give the building a high abstract image, related to the institutional conditions and users. The sun plays a large part in the look of the large high façade, with varying parts open and closed and partly in shade. The white façade is constructed in concrete, creating an image strongly related to the local architecture in Andalucia.

clem smyth says:
esta demasiado cerca a las ruinas
Salvatore says:
I have been there and it is superlative. S
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Visitor Centre Baelo Claudia
Baelo Claudia
Project is public!
Opening hours 1 June to 30 September: from Tuesday to Saturday, 09.00 to 20.00.From 1 to 31 October and 1 March to 31 May: from Tuesday to Saturday, 09.00 to 19.00. From 1 November to 28 February: from Tuesday to Saturday, 09.00 to 18.00.Sunday: 09.00 to 14.00. Open on public holidays: from 09.00 to 14.00.Monday: closed.
How to get there? Access to Baelo Claudia via main road N-340 (Cádiz-Málaga). At kilometre mark 70.2 of the N-340, there is an intersection with provincial road CA-P-2216 leading to Bolonia and El Lentiscal. Follow this road and at less than 8 km from the intersection, you arrrive at Baelo Claudia.
Completion 2005
Floor area/size 25923 m2
Cost € 5658471,-
ArchitectGuillermo Vázquez Consuegra
Client Consejería de Cultura, Junta de Andalucia
Project ID 2216
Latitude/Longitude 36°05'21N 05°46'29W
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