Ocuri


It is a Roman town located in the Sierra de Grazalema a short distance from the town of Ubrique in what could be an Iberian town founded possibly in the sixth century BC and later with typically Roman urbanization that reached its peak in the second century AD We will discover the different structures of this historic site.

Road.

The structure of the road corresponds to a stretch of 25 meters near the mausoleum, on the north side. It is a well preserved part of limestone with a maximum width of 2.20 meters and an average of 1.80 meters.

This road would connect to places such as Prado del Rey (Iptuci) and Bornos (Carissa Aurelia) as well as the necropolis.

Mausoleum

It is a funerary structure located outside rectangular walls and 12 by 8 meters on the side and 5 meters high. It is built with stone mixed with stones and covered with limestone ashlars.

It could be a kind of hypogeum and the chamber is covered by a barrel vault of 2.95 meters diameter and height of 4.70.

On the sides of the structure there are areas of small niches for the niches and on the upper floor an altar to celebrate the funeral rites. He could belong to a powerful family.

The cistern number 3

A structure to store water, with a capacity of up to 8000 liters and covered with limestone. It has a half-round hydraulic cord. It could have been a deposit for the hot springs.

The thermal baths

It is the most spectacular structure of the site formed by a set of walls, pavements, pipes and more. On its southeast side it has a semicircular apse. At the end of this room there is a structure with a barrel vault shape that could be a bathing place and finally a palaestra in a large central patio. The structure after the arena, there is a receptacle that could be a bathtub covered with marble plates. The baths could be built between the first or second century AD.

The fountain of Minerva

It is a small almost square fountain made of ashlar stone squared limestone and inclusion of a fragment of brick. It must have been stuccoed in its walls. Its sides measure respectively 2.06 meters and 1.82 meters. its interpretation, the most plausible would be that of a small temple with the four later columns plastered with stucco and with a small cupola of coverage