Vía Augusta


An extraordinary road of communication that goes across Spain

The Romans were the first in creating a system of communication that not only made easier the journeys but it made possible an administrative, political and military control of the territories conquered and its power consolidation. This was so much that they built 140000 kilometres of roads between Europe, Asia and Africa. The centre of this system was the city of Rome from which a road network was assembled going through all its provinces. This territorial reform of the provinces of Hispania started at the end of the first century BCE with Emperor Augustus and the design of a wide road network.