8 Sights in Mérida, Spain (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Mérida, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 8 sights are available in Mérida, Spain.

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1. Foro romano

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Foro romano doalex / Public domain

The Roman Forum is an archaeological area in Mérida, Spain. It was the main public area of the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, founded in 25 BC by Emperor Augustus. The city had another forum, the Provincial Forum, built in 50 AD. Together with the other archaeological sites of the city, it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993. Mérida, or Emerita Augusta in Latin, was once the capital of the Lusitania imperial province that included most of Portugal as well as the western central portion of Spain. It contains many common places found in a Roman city: buildings such as theaters, temples, forums, and arenas. Mérida’s ruins are mostly still intact, despite the passage of time of approximately 2,000 years. Mérida preserves more important ancient Roman monuments than any other city in Spain

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2. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

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The Church of Our Lady of Carmen was born as a sanctuary annexed to the convent of Franciscanos Barefoot that had been transferred in the s. XVIII from the Church of Our Lady of the Antigua. After the confiscation of Mendizábal, the Cenobium went on to host the facilities of the city psychiatric hospital until it was transferred to its current location. The temple, which never ceased to be used as a church, is currently a cafrade temple where the Canonical Headquarters of the Brotherhood of Calvary lies.

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3. Arco de Trajano

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The arch known as trajanodeM é rida (Spain) is a huge Roman arch because it was once considered a triumphant arch. The arch is traditionally called "Trajan" in the city, and there is no basis to associate it with the emperor. It has been protected by cultural interests since 13 December 1912 and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993 as part of the archaeological site.

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4. Iglesia de Santa Clara

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St. Clare's Church is a temple in downtown Merida, within a triangle of Santa Maria Cathedral, Merida City Hall and Extreme Assemblies. The church belongs to the ancient monastery of St. Clair. Today, the church is home to the Meridasigoth Museum of Art. The annex to the monastery building today welcomes the clear exhibition hall of saints.

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5. Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

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The National Museum of Roman Art is an archaeology museum located in Mérida, Spain. Devoted to Roman art, it exhibits extensive material from the archaeological ensemble of Mérida, one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain, registered as UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

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6. Concatedral de Santa María la Mayor

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The Metropolitan co-cathedral of Saint Mary Major of Mérida is a Roman Catholic cathedral church in Mérida, Extremadura, western Spain. Since 1994, together with the Metropolitan Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist of Badajoz, it is the seat of the Archdiocese of Mérida-Badajoz.

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7. Conjunto Arqueológico de Mérida

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Conjunto Arqueológico de Mérida The photo was taken on the 10th October 2004 by Håkan Svensson (Xauxa). / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The archaeological team of Mérida, the august Emerita Romana founded as a Roman colony in the year 25 BC. C. By order of Emperor Octavio Augusto, he is one of the main and most extensive archaeological sets in Spain. He was declared a World Heritage in 1993 by UNESCO.

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8. Basílica de Santa Eulalia

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Basílica de Santa Eulalia Ángel M. Felicísimo from Mérida, España / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Martirial Basilica of Santa Eulalia de Mérida is a religious building that is located in the city of Mérida (Spain). It is considered a very important nucleus of the birth of Christianity in the Iberian Peninsula.

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