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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. Teatro Romano de Merida is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Merida Edition.
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  • Impressive. They 've done a fantastic of restoring the theatre. Every year in July there is a theatre festival. A real treasure!  more »
  • There is plenty to see in Merida and this is definately the best site. It is in an amazing condition and you can really understand how it must have been. There is plenty of information in English whic...  more »
  • Merida is not a tourist location...more a traveler's location. Very few people speak English, but the sights you'll see are incredible. We were visiting Lisbon and took the nearly three hour drive one...  more »
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  • The most amazing Roman ruins I have seen in Spain. It really brings to life what the city and life must have been like at the time. The whole city is a Roman archeological museum!
  • €15 buys a pass to all the ancient sites in Merida. The theatre and amphitheatre are both well signposted providing the history of the period.
  • Incredibly well preserved Roman ruins rivaling the ruins in Rome in their magnificence. Must see!
  • What a spectacular piece of history. The biggest treat is the garden view.
  • A historical place to visit in Merida. The place is huge. I can just imagine how it must have been in the early days when this place was still functioning.

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