The forum was the hub of daily life. A vast square, it was lined by the most important buildings in the city: the curia, the basilica, temples and numerous shops. Unfortunately, much of Tarraco’s forum was destroyed as a result of urban expansion in the 19th century. Today only a portion of the basilica, a large building divided into three naves separated by columns, remains. Another section of the ruins that has survived and can be visited reveals the back of the capital city’s temple and several streets and homes.