(“Castrum Colubri”) Badajoz, Spain.
Roman town 15 km SE of Mérida, built over a pre-Roman settlement and now covered by the mediaeval
castle. Traditionally it was Castrum Colubri, but this
name appears in none of the sources of the Roman period. The baths, the basic structure of which is still recognizable despite later restorations, are still in use. They
consist of a rectangular enclosure (28 x 13 m) inside
which are two round rooms with separate entrances.
Each room, 11.3 m in diameter, is flanked by four exedras and has a round pool in the center.
J. R. Mélida, Catálogo Monumental
de España. Provincia de Badajoz
(1926) I, 361-66.
L. G. IGLESIAS