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

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Explore interesting sights in Mérida, Spain. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 15 sights are available in Mérida, Spain.

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1. Templo de Diana

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The so-called Temple of Diana is a Roman temple built in the first century AD. C. in the city of Augusta Emerita, capital of the Roman province of Lusitania, current Mérida (Spain). It was built in the municipal forum of the Roman city following the usual configuration of the temples of classical antiquity and is the only Roman religious building that has survived in Mérida in an acceptable state of conservation. It was actually dedicated to the imperial cult, not to the goddess Diana, and must have been one of the main temples of the city, judging by its dedication and the preeminent place it occupied in the urban space. Since 1993 it has been declared a World Heritage Site as part of the Archaeological Site of Mérida.

Wikipedia: Templo de Diana (Mérida) (ES), Heritage Website

2. Acueducto de los Milagros

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Acueducto de los Milagros doalex / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Acueducto de los Milagros is a Roman aqueduct in Mérida (Badajoz), Spain. It was built during the first century AD to supply water from the Proserpina Dam to the ancient Roman colony of Emerita Augusta. After the fall of the Roman Empire, the aqueduct fell into decay and today it is in ruins with only a relatively small section of the aqueduct bridge standing. The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida, including the aqueduct, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.

Wikipedia: Acueducto de los Milagros (EN), Heritage Website

3. Iglesia de Santa Clara

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The church of Santa Clara is a temple that is located in the center of the city of Mérida, within the triangle formed by the Co-Cathedral of Santa María la Mayor, the City Council of Mérida and the Assembly of Extremadura. The church belonged to the former convent of Santa Clara. Currently, the church is the headquarters of the Museum of Visigothic Art of Mérida. The dependencies of the convent building, meanwhile, today houses the Santa Clara Exhibition Hall.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa Clara (Mérida) (ES), Heritage Website

4. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

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Our Lady Del Kaman Church is a sanctuary attached to a barefoot Franciscan monastery that was removed in the 18th century. xviii comes from the ancient church of Notre Dame. After Mendiz á bal was demolished, cenobio took over the facility at the city's psychiatric hospital until it was moved to its current location. The temple never ceased to be used as a church and is now the cafrade temple where the standard seat of Cal's brotherhood is located.

Wikipedia: Iglesia del Carmen (Mérida) (ES)

5. Trajan Arch

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The one known as Arch of Trajan of Mérida (Spain) is a Roman monumental arch that receives this name because at the time it was thought to be a triumphal arch. The arch has traditionally been known in the city as "Trajan's", without any foundation linking it to that emperor. Since December 13, 1912 it is protected as an Asset of Cultural Interest and in 1993 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site as part of the Archaeological Site of Mérida.

Wikipedia: Arco de Trajano (Mérida) (ES), Heritage Website

6. Estatua ecuestre de Agripa

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Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa was a Roman general, statesman, and architect who was a close friend, son-in-law, and lieutenant to the Roman emperor Augustus. He was responsible for the construction of some of the most notable buildings in history, including the original Pantheon, and is well known for his important military victories, notably the Battle of Actium in 31 BC against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra.

Wikipedia: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (EN)

7. Foro romano

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Foro romano

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.

Wikipedia: Roman Forum (Mérida) (EN)

8. Circo Romano de Mérida

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The Roman circus of Mérida is a ruined Roman circus in Mérida, Spain. Used for chariot racing, it was modelled on the Circus Maximus in Rome and other circus buildings throughout the Empire. Measuring more than 400 m in length and 30 m of width, it is one of the best preserved examples of Roman circus. It could house up to 30,000 spectators.

Wikipedia: Roman circus of Mérida (EN), Heritage Website

9. 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.

Wikipedia: National Museum of Roman Art (EN), Heritage Website

10. 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.

Wikipedia: Co-Cathedral of Mérida, Spain (EN)

11. 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 site worth mentioning, augusta emerita romana, was founded in 25 BC and is a Roman colony. c. It is one of the largest and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain by the order of Emperor Augustus. In 1993, it was listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Wikipedia: Conjunto arqueológico de Mérida (ES), Heritage Website

12. presa romana de Cornalvo

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The Cornalvo reservoir is a Roman infrastructure that is located about 15 km from the city of Mérida, in the autonomous community of Extremadura, Spain. In 2004, the dam and its surroundings were declared a natural park.

Wikipedia: Embalse de Cornalvo (ES), Heritage Website

13. Basílica de Santa Eulalia

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

Wikipedia: Basílica de Santa Eulalia (Mérida) (ES), Heritage Website

14. Embalse de Proserpina

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The Proserpina Dam is a Roman gravity dam in Mérida, Extremadura, Spain, dating to the 1st or 2nd century AD. It was built as part of the infrastructure which supplied the city of Emerita Augusta with water.

Wikipedia: Proserpina Dam (EN)

15. Puente Romano de la Puerta

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The Albarregas Roman bridge is a Roman bridge located in Mérida, Spain. The bridge, which is built of granite, crosses the river Albarregas, a tributary of the Guadiana. It is part of the Vía de la Plata.

Wikipedia: Albarregas Roman bridge (EN), Heritage Website


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