Barcelona old map
Old map barcelona. Barcelona old map (Catalonia Spain) to print. Barcelona old map (Catalonia Spain) to download. The first human remains in old Barcelona date back to 2,500 BC and the existence of its first hamlet dates back to between 2,000 and 1,500 BC. According to the poet Rufus Festus Avienus, around the 4th century BC, there were two Iberian hamlets in old Barcelona (see barcelona old map): one on the Tàber hill, whose name is unknown and which historians have called in different ways - Barcilo, Barcinom or Barkeno - which could have been the origin of the name Barcelona; and another on the hill of Montjuïc, called Laye, occupied by the Iberian tribe of the Laietans.
The founding of old Barcelona is the subject of two different legends. The first attributes the founding of old Barcelona to the mythological Hercules. The second legend attributes the foundation of the city directly to the historical Carthaginian Hamilcar Barca, father of Hannibal, who named the city Barcino after his family in the 3rd century BC (see barcelona old map). In about 15 BC, the Romans redrew the town as a castrum (Roman military camp) centred on the "Mons Taber", a little hill near the contemporary city hall (Plaça de Sant Jaume).