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Basílica de Santa Eulalia

Basílica de Santa Eulalia Review

Originally a Visigothic structure, this basilica marks the site of a Roman temple as well as the alleged place where the child martyr Eulalia was burned alive in AD 304 for spitting in the face of a Roman magistrate. The site became a focal point for pilgrimages during the Middle Ages. In 1990, excavations surrounding the tomb of the famous saint revealed layer upon layer of Paleolithic, Visigothic, Byzantine, and Roman settlements. You can visit an underground crypt.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Rambla Mártir Santa Eulalia, Av. de Extremadura 15 Mérida, 06800 | Map It
  • Phone: 924/303407
  • Cost: Free; crypt €4
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–2 and 5–7:30, Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–2 and 4–6:30
  • Location: Mérida
Updated: 06-13-2013

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