• The Romans found in the first century BC a small settlement 
  • for retired military members under the name of Colonia Iulia 
  • Augusta Faventia Paterna Barcino, or simply, Barcino. It was 
  • the expansionist era of the Roman Empire, and the time of 
  • the first emperor, Augustus.

  • The territory was populated by Iberian tribes such as the Laietani. 
  • Despite being geographically well located for commercial activity, 
  • Barcino was still a small town that wouldn’t expanse five thousand 
  • without any important architectonic elements beyond the temple 
  • of Augustus.

  • Nevertheless, during the firth century the walls would be built, 
  • one of the few elements of this time that is still visible today.

  • 3rd Century BC – 5th Century AD
Roman necropolis<br /><em>1st-3rd centuries</em>