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Tossal de la Cala(Benidorm)

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Located on a hill 100 meters high, the site of Tossal de La Cala was excavated in the 1940s by Father Belda and in 1956 by Professor M. Tarradell, dating the archaeological remains found between the second and first centuries BC.
Archaeological excavations carried out by the UA since 2013, reveal that it was a Roman settlement occupied by the armies of Quintus Sertorius during the Sertorian Wars.
The wall, the different rooms and the materials found, demonstrate a presence of Roman soldiers and confirm, without a doubt, that the Tossal de la Cala was a fort or 'castellum' ordered to be built by General Sertorius within a plan of fortification of the north coast of Alicante, probably around 77 BC.
The Tossal de la Cala was part of a Roman chain of coastal military enclaves located in the two regions of the Marina, all located on cliffs and coves of difficult access, which played a key role in controlling the movement of friendly or enemy ships in the naval hostilities of the war.
The 'castellum' has been musealized in different phases and can be visited on Fridays at 17h, 18h, 19h and 20h and Saturdays and Sundays from 10h, 11h, 12h and 13h.
Guided tours are available on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

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