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The Cessetans

The land of the Cessetans covered part of the central Catalan coast, including the regions now called Alt i Baix Penedès, Garraf, el Camp de Tarragona and probably a part of l’Anoia.

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It was a fairly flat area with a long coastline, with a dense network of small settlements located very close to one another.

Information about the territory known as Cessetania comes to us, albeit in brief accounts, from the Classical writers Pliny, Polybius and Titus Livius. It is in this territory that the first battles between the Tomans and the Carthaginians took place. It is known, for example, that the victory of Scipio over Hanno (218 BC) took place near a town called Kissa o Cissis, that may have been situated in or near the city of Tarragona.

The route through the Land of the Cessetans includes a visit to the Iberian settlements of:

La Ciutadella

Located in Calafell (Baix Penedès), the citadel has been reconstructed to provide a true interpretation about the Iberian life.

Olèrdola

La muntanya d'Olèrdola ha estat un enclavament estratègic habitat per l'home de forma discontínua i amb assentaments de diversa intensitat des de l'edat del bronze (poc menys de 4.000 anys enrere) fins ben entrat el segle XX.

 

Contact Information

The Iberian Route
Passeig de Santa Madrona, 39-41
Parc de Montjuïc
08038 Barcelona
Tel. 93 423 21 49 | Fax 93 424 56 30
difusiomac.cultura@gencat.cat

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Proposals and activities to enjoy ancient Cessetania.

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