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Extremadura Sights

Basílica de Santa Eulalia

  • Rambla Mártir Santa Eulalia, Av. de Extremadura 15 Map It
  • Mérida
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 06/07/2014

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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 AD304 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.

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Rambla Mártir Santa Eulalia, Av. de Extremadura 15, Mérida, 06800, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • Free; crypt €4
  • Apr.–Sept., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–2 and 5–7:30; Oct.–Mar., Mon.–Sat. 9:30–2 and 4–6:30

Updated 06/07/2014


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