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Roman monuments Review

To reach Mérida's Roman monuments—the teatro (theater) and anfiteatro (amphitheater)—by car, follow signs to the "Museo de Arte Romano." The sites are arranged in a verdant park, and the theater, the best preserved in Spain, is used for a classical drama festival each July; it seats 6,000. The amphitheater, which holds 15,000 spectators, opened in 8 BC for gladiatorial contests. Parking is usually easy to find. Next to the entrance to the Roman ruins is the main tourist office, where you can pick up maps and brochures. You can buy a ticket to see only the Roman ruins or, for a slightly higher fee, an entrada conjunta (joint admission), which also grants access to the Basílica de Santa Eulalia and the Alcazaba.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Av. de los Estudiantes, Mérida, 06800
  • Phone: 924/312530
  • Cost: Theater and amphitheater €8; combined admission to Roman sites, basilica, and Alcazaba €12
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–9; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–2 and 4–6:30
  • Location: Mérida
Updated: 06-13-2013

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