originated in Roman times and, despite its transformation in the
Middle Ages, there are still traces of its origins.
Cardus, an ancient Roman road which went from east to west of the
city, coincided with the route of Calle
Del Bisbe and the north-south axis, the Decumanus, is
now covered by Carrer de la Llibreteria
and Carrer del Call.
Roman walls, a short stretch of which can still be seen today, formed
an irregular square, and can be reconstructed thanks to the remains
of its outer walks:
and Sots-Tinent Navarro to the north;
- Avinguda de la Catedral and Plaša Nova to the west;
- and Carrer de la Palla to the south.
the higher area of Mons Tßber, a hill where the ancient Roman city
originated, behind the current Plaša de
Sant Jaume, was the forum, with the administrative buildings
of the city.
Counts, Kings of Aragˇn and ecclesiastical bodies adorned the neighbourhood
over the following centuries with numerous monuments, some of which
we will now discover.