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.

Sightseeing Tours in Mérida

1. Templo de Diana

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The so-called Temple of Diana is a Roman temple built in the first century AD. In the city of Augusta Emerita, capital of the Roman province of Lusitania, present-day Mérida (Spain). It was erected 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 Complex of Mérida.

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

2. Iglesia de Nuestra Señora del Carmen

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The church of Nuestra Señora del Carmen was born as a sanctuary attached to the Convent of Discalced Franciscans that had been moved in the eighteenth century from the church of Nuestra Señora de la Antigua. After the Confiscation of Mendizábal, the monastery became home to the facilities of the city's Psychiatric Hospital until it was moved to its current location. The temple, which never ceased to be used as a church, is currently a brotherhood temple where the canonical headquarters of the Brotherhood of Calvary is located.

Wikipedia: Iglesia del Carmen (Mérida) (ES)

3. 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

4. Trajan Arch

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The Arch of Trajan in Mérida (Spain) is an access gate with 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 basis linking it to that emperor. Since December 13, 1912 it has been protected as an Asset of Cultural Interest and in 1993 UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site as part of the Archaeological Complex of Mérida.

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

5. 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 old convent of Santa Clara. Currently, the church is home to the Museum of Visigothic Art of Mérida. The convent building, on the other hand, now houses the Santa Clara Exhibition Hall.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa Clara (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. Agrippa is well known for his important military victories, notably the Battle of Actium in 31 BC against the forces of Mark Antony and Cleopatra. He was also responsible for the construction of some of the most notable buildings of his era, including the original Pantheon.

Wikipedia: Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa (EN)

7. Foro romano

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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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The archaeological site of Mérida, the Roman Augusta Emerita founded as a Roman colony in 25 BC. Built by order of Emperor Octavian Augustus, it is one of the main and most extensive archaeological sites in Spain. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1993 by UNESCO.

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

12. presa romana de Cornalvo

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presa romana de CornalvoEsta imagen ha sido tomada por Charly Morlock. Por favor, acredite del siguiente modo: www.charlymorlock.com Apreciaría ser notificado (jsmrmg(at)gmail.com) si utiliza mi trabajo fuera de Wikimedia Pueden visitarse más trabajos en mi galería personal / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Cornalvo reservoir is a Roman infrastructure 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. 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)

14. 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

15. Basílica de Santa Eulalia

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

The 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


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