The Roman Empire was vast. At its zenith, it included much of Europe, coastal northern Africa, the Balkans, Asia minor, and some parts of Mesopotamia and the Middle East. That's the modern-day equivalent of nearly 50 countries!
Discovering the Roman Empire's architectural legacy is one of the great pleasures of traveling. Browse the gallery and find out where to explore ancient Roman civilizations.
Tunisia - Dougga is the best-preserved Roman small town in North Africa.
England - Fishbourne Roman Palace, Chichester, West Sussex.
Morocco - Volubilis, situated near the city of Meknes.
Spain - Baelo Claudia, near Tarfia—one of Andalusia's most significant and well-preserved Roman archaeological sites.
Turkey - The Temple of Hadrian, in the ancient city of Ephesus.
Macedonia - Roman mosaic artwork in Heraclea Lyncestis, an ancient city located near present-day Bitola, Republic of Macedonia.
Germany - The Porta Nigra in Trier.
England - The ruins of Vindolanda, a Roman auxiliary fort located south of Hadrian's Wall.
Jordan - The Temple of Hercules near Amman.
Algeria Djémila - Djémila remains a fine example of how Roman architecture could be adapted to a mountain environment.
Libya - The Theater of Sabratha is one of the most magnificent Roman sites anywhere.
Wales - Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths.
Bulgaria - Plovdiv and its ancient Roman theater.
Libya - The imposing Septimius Severus Arch, Leptis Magna.
Turkey - Aspendos, an ancient Greco-Roman city, is known for having the best-preserved amphitheater of antiquity.