This is known locally as the Temple of Diana although the dedication has been ruled out by researchers.
Information boards at the site explain that the 'temple' was built during the time of Augustus Caesar, 1st century A.D.. It was part of the municipal forum, re-creating the forum of Augustus in Rome, and was used for the 'imperial cult', not Diana.
Built of granite, the structure was originally 40 metres long, had 6 columns at the front and 11 columns at the sides.
It was abandoned in 5th century and later put to public use by both the Visigoths and the Moors. Towards the end of the 15th Century "los Señores de los Corbos" built a property known as "Casa de los Milagros" - the 'House of Miracles' - which enclosed/incorporated part of the 'temple', with the columns at the front forming a portico/entrance.
The site was privately owned until 1972, when it passed into the hands of the state. Since then it's been the subject of various excavations and renovations. Work continues to maintain and protect the monument and its' environment.
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