Merida Spain Travel Guide

Merida Spain Travel Guide
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Merida Spain Travel Guide

Merida Spain is the capital of Extremadura and like many Spanish towns was once a Roman settlement. Today it is the home to the most impressive and extensive Roman ruins in all of Spain. The ruins are dotted around the town which makes a discovery tour a fun activity.

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Things To See & Do In Merida Spain

Visit the Roman Ruins

Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre

Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre

The theatre  and amphitheatre are situated next to each other and both are well preserved.

Roman Bridge (Puente Romano) 

Roman Bridge (Puente Romano)

Once the longest bridge in the Roman empire this bridge has some of the original Roman construction with the rest being a restoration from the Visigoth era.

Templo de Diana

Templo de Diana

In the city centre these ruins are a  temple dedicated to the Roman empire, dating from the founding of the city. Parts of the structure were later reused in the Moorish period..

Roman Aqueduct

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Roman Aqueduct (Acueducto de los Milagros)

This a pretty impressive remains of a Roman aqueduct which now stands in a park.

Circo Romano Hippodrome

Circo Romano Hippodrome

The ruins of an ancient stadium where the Romans raced their chariot. This is out of the city but an easy enough walk.

Portico del Foro

Portico del Foro

Interesting uncovered section of foundation of the old city Forum, with a few reconstructed columns.

Arch of Trajan 

Arch of Trajan 

Once a major entrance to the city this impressive archway stands right in the middle of the city.

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The Alcazaba

The Alcazaba are the remains of a Moorish fortress which was built using stone and part of the structure of the original Roman city walls. Take a stroll around the outer wall for a view of the river and old bridge

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