The Pretoria Gate, also known as the Sea Gate, is located at number 1 Regomir Street, in the Ciutat Vella district, in the historical centre of the city of Barcelona.
At this point, we can still see the remains of the old Pretoria Gate, also known as the Sea Gate. This door was the south-east entrance of the Roman city of Barcelona, and was the most important entrance of Barcino. As in the Decumana Gate, in the Cathedral Square, this gate also had two pedestrian crossings, and one carriage crossing.
In the construction of the first Roman wall, during the 1st century BC, there were two public areas outside this gate, one for women and one for men.
However, in the great reform of the Roman wall of Barcelona, during the 4th century AD, the Pretoria gate was subject to a major renovation. The female baths disappeared, and the male baths were surrounded by the new wall.
The Pretoria gate was stretched, and the pedestrian passages were blocked. The access from this point of the city was tightened, in order to guarantee a better defence.
Beside the Pretoria Gate, part of the female baths can still be visited. These remainings are placed at Regomir Street, number 7.