The Silence Stages

Since 2005 I have been visiting more than 430 ancient greek and roman theatres around 18 countries, taking photographs and information. These blog is dedicated to all that experience.

Desde 2005 he visitado más de 430 teatros y odeones, griegos y romanos en 18 países, tomando fotografías y recopilando información. Este blog está dedicado a toda esta experiencia.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Bracara Augusta (Braga)

BRACARA AUGUSTA (Braga), ancient Tarraconensis, modern Portugal.

COORDINATES: 41º32’48.03’’N // 8º25’48.79’’W
TIPOLOGY: Roman theatre. Urban.
CAVEA: Facing West. 68,6 m. diameter. Partially rest on natural slope. It had a porticus in summa cavea -3 m. wide-
ORCHESTRA: Balteus remains, aditus too -2,4m. wide-
STAGE BUILDING: Pulpitum was 1,4 m. high and 6,7 m. wide. Scaenae frons visible remains.
LOCATION: The theatre is west of modern city.
MY BEDSIDE TABLE: Martins, Manuela; Ribeiro, Jorge; Magalhâes, Fernanda; “A arqueologia urbana em Braga e a descoberta do teatro romano de Bracara Augusta”. Universidad do Minho, Forum nº 40, 2006.

OUT OF PRINT: A marvelous memory, a slow walk in Braga and Guimaraes, with sweet words, bacalao a brâs and albariños´s wine... close to the land were in roman times there was the land´s end.

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