11 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 11 sights are available in Mérida, Spain.

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1. 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. 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

Wikipedia: Roman Forum (Mérida) (EN)

2. 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 Merita, the capital of Romalusitania, now Merida (Spain). It is the municipal forum of the Roman city, following the usual configuration of classical ancient temples, and is the only Roman religious building that has survived in an acceptable state of protection. In fact, it is dedicated to Imperial worship rather than Goddess of Target, and it should be one of the city's main temples, judged by its dedication and its prominence in urban space. Since 1993, it has been declared a World Heritage Site as part of the Advantage Archaeological Site.

Wikipedia: Templo de Diana (Mérida) (ES)

3. 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 Barefoot Franciscans that had been transferred in the eighteenth century from the Church of Our Lady of Antigua. After the Confiscation of Mendizábal, the monastery went on to house the facilities of the Psychiatric Hospital of the city 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 is located.

Wikipedia: Iglesia del Carmen (Mérida) (ES)

4. 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.

Wikipedia: Arco de Trajano (Mérida) (ES)

5. 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 the Roman circus. It could house up to 30,000 spectators.

Wikipedia: Roman circus of Mérida (EN)

6. 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.

Wikipedia: Iglesia de Santa Clara (Mérida) (ES)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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 of Mérida, the Roman Augusta Emerita founded as a Roman colony in 25 BC. C. by order of emperor Octavian Augustus, 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)

10. Basílica de Santa Eulalia

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

The Cathedral of the Martyrdom of Saint Euler de Merida is a religious building in the city of Merida (Spain). It is considered to be a very important core of the birth of Christianity in Iberian Peninsula.

Wikipedia: Basílica de Santa Eulalia (Mérida) (ES)

11. 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)

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