Writers Abroad Magazine 6 May 2017 - Page 8

WRITERS ABROAD MAGAZINE: THE THIRD SPACE were discovered. Archaeological excavations began and in 2003, restoration was completed. The Spanish architect, Rafael Moneo, designed a museum to front the entrance to the ancient theatre. It was opened in 2008. The amphitheatre and museum have become popular tourist attractions and not to be missed. If visiting in the heat of summer, be certain to wear a hat and protective clothing as there is no shade. Close by, is the Casa de la Fortuna. Not one but two Roman houses are conserved in the basements of modern buildings. Tourists walk on glass panels and view the remains of actual Roman habitation below their feet. Beautifully- preserved mosaics adorn the floors and frescoes decorate the walls—a step back 2,000 years. Information at all venues is provided in Spanish and well translated English, making visits interesting and informative for all the family. More information can be found on this website 7 | MAY 2017