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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  • Majestic, spectacular, huge. There are no words to define such a monument
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  • Beautiful amphitheatre with a spectacular stage front. Wonderful Roman construction built there by the fifteenth century bc.
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  • I didn't expect so much from Merida, for something it's the capital of Extremadura, without being the largest city in this community. It has many interesting tourist attractions and incredible Roman infrastructure. The Roman Theatre is impressive and striking, as is the temple of diana, the alcazaba, the Roman bridge, the Roman circus. I was pleasantly surprised by this city, I was going with low expectations and it was worth it. Perfectly in a day, you can tour Merida and enjoy it. The Roman Theatre is the most imposing thing and being there is a beautiful thing.
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  • Went to see 2Cellos play a concert here last year, it was incredible. Thats one of the things that Spain seems to do well, using old historical sites for modern events so you can really get a feel for what it might have been like in their heyday. Well organized and great views.
  • The city of Mérida is in itself an impressive Roman site but if time is not on your side at least go see the Roman theater. While it's a bit difficult to navigate if you have small children in strollers it's well worth the effort. Additionally, as a piece of advice, it would be better to see in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is not at its most potent.
  • This is a site worth visiting.. Needs a trip to an 'out of the way' place, but you can do it in your car trip to Portugal or Seville. Just a day to stopover l.
  • Amazing real Roman theater where both classical and contemporary plays are performed of generally very good quality. The condition of the original Roman theater is astonishing.
  • Beautiful site and location. Sitting on the top stairs was relaxing and comfortable. Stayed there longer than expected. It helped that the weather was really nice as well. The entire site surrounding the theater is a site to see as well. Photo and sightseeing worthy 👌
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