Mérida

  • 43 miles South of Caceres, Mérida conserves one the largest Antic Theatre of the Roman Empire. The capital of Extremadura can be admired from the suspended bridge that crosses over the rio Guadiana. The theatre can still today be full of spectators during the Classical Theatre Festival. The amphitheatre and the museum, encolsing one of the world's largest collection of Roman Art, is well worth a visit. ...
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  • Mérida is a town steeped in colonial history, with narrow streets, broad central plazas, and the region's best museums.
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  • The Roman bullring of Merida is one of the many remains that bear testimony to the period of Roman rule in this city.
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  • The city of Caceres was founded by the Romans in 34 BC, explaining the large number of remains found in the city and the surrounding region.
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  • This aqueduct was built in the Albarregas valley in Roman times. It stands 25 metres high.
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  • The Merida province was strongly marked by the Roman era.
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  • This museum exhibits artefacts dating back to Roman times, most of which have come from the Roman theatre and the villa.
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  • This bridge spans the Guadiana river.
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Spain

43 miles South of Caceres, Mérida conserves one the largest Antic Theatre of the Roman Empire. The capital of Extremadura can be admired from the suspended bridge that crosses over the rio Guadiana. The theatre can still today be full of spectators during the Classical Theatre Festival. The amphitheatre and the museum, encolsing one of the world's largest collection of Roman Art, is well worth a visit. A richness that made Mérida part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

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