of the archaeological area of the Moorish neighbourhood, with 12,000 square
meters of extension, has contributed a great amount of data concerning the
urban and historical evolution of the city. Its situation, along the River
Guadiana, and its proximity to the Roman bridge, have favoured a persistent
occupation of this area in the successive historical phases: Roman, Visigoth,
Islamic, Medieval, Christian, Modern and Contemporary.
In addition to being able to know the evolution of a neighborhood from
Roman times to the present, in this enclosure you will find the centre of interpretation
of the ”Route of the Silver”. Likewise, the Moorish neighbourhood is the
paradigm of the coexistence of the old city and the contemporary. On the
excavation and built on micropiles, the building of the new councils is
erected, designed by Navarro Baldeweg, serving as cover to the archaeological
remains. An integrative solution with heritage elements, old and contemporary,
of the first order.