Teatro Romano de Merida, Merida

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World heritage site · Theater · Ruin
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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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  • If you are into Roman remains then this is the place. We have visited many sites in Europe and this is the best by far. I would say some aspects rival Rome and you can do it without the hordes of... 
    If you are into Roman remains then this is the place. We have visited many sites in Europe and this is the best by far. I would say some aspects rival Rome and you can do it without the hordes of...  more »
  • A superb site with much of the buildings intact from Roman times. Well maintained and well worth visiting 
    A superb site with much of the buildings intact from Roman times. Well maintained and well worth visiting  more »
  • Beautiful place. We enjoyed visiting and seeing how much history has been preseved. The place has been very well taken care of. 
    Beautiful place. We enjoyed visiting and seeing how much history has been preseved. The place has been very well taken care of.  more »
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  • Ok. Its under redevelopment. Once done might repeat again.
  • The most impressive Roman theatre I've ever seen. Huge stage and towering columns behind with statues to complete the atmosphere. With the gladiator arena next door it's an unmissable place to visit.
  • I've been to a lot of Roman ruins and I normally enjoy some aspect, but these are top drawer. I normally whine about poor preservation or over restoration but these seem to have found a balance. I felt the presence of Augusta. Worth the combined ticket price alone
  • Amazing place, full of history, built over 2000 years ago and still plenty of beauty and magic that arises every summer for the International Theatre Festival. A touristic visit during the day will allow you to walk through the stones, columns, statues... Attending one of the representations on the theatre nights will walk you through the ages to feel the real Roman plays. The acoustic is incredible, the sky full of stars, the stone keeping (usually) the heat from the day, and the breeze bringing the smells of trees around. If you come to Mérida, the Theatre is a must, if you can come in summer, book your tickets for the theatre in advance. You'll love it.
  • If you are thinking of visiting Merida, do. It's fantastic. The most important Roman site on the Iberian peninsula. Get the €16 ticket which gives access to all of the sites.

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