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Libisosa visiting site

Lezuza (Albacete)GPS: 38.94449996948242, -2.345210075378418
2800 years of history
David Blázquez
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The Roman colony of Libisosa is next to current-day Lezuza, an area of the Campo de Montiel, in the west of the province of Albacete. Located on a high hill, it was a witness of the passing of different cultures and communities due to its location at the crossroad since prehistoric times. Besides its privileged location, the area also had a large number of water, agrarian and hunting resources which favoured the settlement of human communities since prehistoric times. They were also favoured due to the existence of nearby salt marshes and nomadic cattle tracks that provided it with considerable wealth.

Three stages of history left their tracks in Libisosa: the Iberian, the Roman and the Medieval. The Romans arrived in this prosperous city in 180 BC, attracted by its river and its defensive and strategic value.

The city was the passage between the plateau towards Andalusia and from the Levante to Extremadura and Portugal. This crossroads was vital for the Romans in capturing the south of the Peninsula. After building walls around the city, the empire declared the town a Roman colony: Libisosa Forum Angustana.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

General price: 3€ (guide for the museum collection + site) Concession price: 2 €. Entry to the museum collection: free. The first Sunday of each month: free guide.

From Wednesday to Friday: 9am to 3pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 10am to 2pm and 4pm to 6:30pm.

Each year there are open days throughout autumn on completing the archaeological operations.

More information at www.libisosa.ua.es.

For guided tours, call 967 354 001.

Email: oficinadeturismolezuza@gmail.com

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