Close to Plaça Jaume in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona is one of the city's most emblematic Roman landmarks, the Temple of Augustus. The temple was built in the 1st Century BC and is today enclosed by a small medieval courtyard belonging to the Centre Excursionista de Catalunya.
Although much of the 2000-year old Temple of Augustus has disappeared - the stone used for the construction of other buildings during later periods - four columns remain, as well as remnants of the transept and its plinth.
The temple was originally part of the Roman Forum which once inhabited the space that the municipal buildings of Plaça Jaume now occupy.It was 37 metres long and 17 wide.
Part of a colonnade which surrounded the temple, the four remaining columns are nine metres high and display the Corinthian style of architecture so popular throughout the Roman Empire at the time.
You can visit the temple any day between 9 am and 7 pm, though access is closed on Mondays.
Address: Centre Excursionsta de Catalunya, Carrer del Paradís
Nearest Metro Station: Jaume 1 (Yellow Line)