Triumphal arches in Roda de Barà

Arc de Berà

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The Arc de Berà (sometimes written Barà) is a triumphal arch some 20 km north of the city of Tarragona, close to Roda de Barà. It stands on the line of what was the Via Augusta, now the N-340 road.

Its name derives from the count of Berà. It is a triumphal arch with a single opening consisting of a central body on a podium, decorated with fluted pilasters crowned by Corinthian capitals. The upper part of the construction is an entablature made up of architrave, frieze and cornice. The stone used is probably from a local quarry.

The monument was built as a result of the will of Luci Licini Sura and it was erected in the reign of Augustus, around 13 BCE. The surviving inscription reads: “Ex testamento L(uci) Licini L(uci) f(ilii) Serg(ia tribu) Surae consa[...]”. It is thought it was dedicated to Augusts or to his genius, and that it marked the limit of the district of Tarraco.

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N-340, 43883 Roda de Berà, Tarragona, Spain

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