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Merida Roman Theatre
- Merida Roman Theatre
- Alt Name:
- Teatro Romano de Merida
- Ancient Rome
- 100BC - 1BC
- Merida Amphitheatre, Merida Roman Circus,
The Los Milagros Aqueduct, Guadiana Bridge,
about Merida Roman Theatre
The Merida Roman Theatre or “Teatro Romano” is one of the most impressive of the ruins of this former colony of the Roman Empire. Together, these ruins, which include Guadiana Bridge and Merida Amphitheatre, form the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida.
Constructed in approximately 15-16 BC and able to accommodate almost 6,000 people, the Merida Roman Theatre would have been one of many public buildings erected in the area. At the time, Merida was known as Augusta Emerita and was the capital of Lusitania.
Now partially reconstructed, the Merida Roman Theatre is extremely well preserved, particularly its lower levels. The semi-circular walls are intact and the back wall of the stage or “frons scenae” with its double-tiered columns has been beautifully restored.
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Address: Calle José Ramón Mélida, 06800 Mérida
Phone: +34 924312530
Merida is located 60km east of Badajoz and the theatre is quite central within the city. Marida railway station is located on Calle de Cardero and is about 1.5km from the Roman Theatre.
Open daily 9:30am-2pm and 5pm-7:30pm (winter 4pm-6:30pm). Closed 1 Jan, 24, 25 and 31 Dec. Entry €8 (combined with amphitheatre). Under 8s enter free.
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