Mérida Romana

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In 25BC, the Roman governor of Augustus founded the township of Emerita Augusta. It was well-situated on the River Guadiana and at the junction of major Roman roads, and as a result soon became the capital of Lusitania. The Romans lavished upon it temples, a theatre, an amphitheatre and even a 400m-long circus, now hidden by undergrowth. The teatro and the amfiteatro are still visible, as are the Temple of Diana and the superb mosaics preserved in the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano.

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Casa Romana del Anfiteatro
Casa Romana del Anfiteatro
Collection of remains of various
30 minutes
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Situated in an impressive modern
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Mérida's Amphitheatre
Mérida's Amphitheatre
This arena dates back to the 1C BC and
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Mérida's Theatre
Mérida's Theatre
Built by Agrippa, Augustus's son in law,
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Casa del Mitreo
Casa del Mitreo
This mansion, arranged around three open
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Church and crypt of Santa Eulalia
Church and crypt of Santa Eulalia
Digs in the basement of this church have
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Casa Romana del Anfiteatro
Casa Romana del Anfiteatro
Collection of remains of various
30 minutes
Mérida's Amphitheatre
Mérida's Amphitheatre
This arena dates back to the 1C BC and
60 minutes
Mérida's Theatre
Mérida's Theatre
Built by Agrippa, Augustus's son in law,
60 minutes
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