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Teatro Romano de Merida, Merida
(4.7/5 based on 2,400+ reviews on the web)
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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  • With good weather it is ideal to enjoy a walk after the visit. The Guide attending by Raul made it very enjoyable and expanded in the explanations.
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  • Impressive visit. Our guide, Raul, explained perfectly the highlights of an amazing venue. The theatre is wonderful. The Amphitheater also but the Italica is most spectacular.
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  • I visited the Teatro Romano in the evening. As it is beautiful! All this grandeur is illuminated by powerful spotlights, an impression that was caught in a fairy tale! Shaking the ancient architecture, as well as how good condition that brought world culture has been preserved to our days. Probably helps the climate of Spain. All recommend!
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  • Absolutely amazing. Brings you back in time!
  • Excelente!! Es precioso!
  • Amazing place! Price is 12€ or 15 if you buy a full tour ticket.
  • Much history. So big. Many stones
  • An amazing option for turism