Teatro Romano de Merida, Merida

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Initially built for gladiatorial combat in the year 8 BCE, lets you explore an amphitheater that once held battles between beasts, men, and the combination of the two. View the stands that had a carrying capacity of 15,000 spectators, and roam around the well-preserved walls that used to house these battles. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993, the site offers a wealth of history. The amphitheater is used for modern performances as well, so plan ahead to combine both visits if you would like to experience the arena in action. Put Teatro Romano de Merida and other Merida attractions into our Merida trip maker site , and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • The discomfort of the seats of stone, with a small pad attached to the clump of capacity, makes the duration of the work becomes eternal, and you have a feeling of abuse. More than space between seats and less overcrowding would help.
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  • There are a lot of corners to make good pictures, a guide missed me in order to well understand each area
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  • If not do so hot, you could stay all afternoon watching it! It is a dream place! The jewel of Merida!
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  • Having visited Rome just before coming to Merida, I was not expecting to be blown away, but this truly is one of the best collections of Roman artifacts anywhere in the world. Plus you don't have to fight the hoards of tourists like you do in Rome. Make sure to plan enough time to really enjoy everything. Half a day is not enough
  • There is a very well restored Romsn theatre here used for live performances. Also a circular amphitheatre almost all of which is very accessible to walk around. I thought €12 each person to enter is quite a lot to pay
  • Worth visiting! Buy one of the tickets that allows you to visit all the historical places. They are not expensive and definitely worth it. The new city isn't worth visiting, so half a day should be enough to visit all the main roman sights.
  • A relatively expensive visit, but worth the money. Well preserved roman amphitheater and theatre on the same site. Theatre is used for modern performances. Amazing to think the romans had the resources and organisation to build those things 2 thousand years ago.
  • Fascinating Roman history. Suggest you spend at least 2 hours here. Sadly doesn't have not much of a gift shop, so bring you good camera to take pictures.

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