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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Address:

06800 Mérida

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Mérida's Amphitheatre
Mérida's Amphitheatre
Mérida
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Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
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Casa Romana del Anfiteatro
Casa Romana del Anfiteatro
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Mérida's Theatre Mérida's Theatre
Mérida's Theatre
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Casa del Mitreo
Casa del Mitreo
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Crypt, Santa Eulalia church
Crypt, Santa Eulalia church
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