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Anfiteatro romano de Merida, Spain

From series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
Year: 8 year BC.

Travellers who will visit the Spanish city of Merida will also have an opportunity to see one of the most beautiful antique attractions. Local amphitheater is considered a classic example of a monument of Roman architecture. The main feature of its design is a presence of three sections, in which viewers were located according to their social status.

Anfiteatro romano de Merida, Spain According to rough estimates, initially the amphitheater of Merida could accommodate about 15000 spectators. For many years, the upper stages of the theater have been almost completely disassembled. Local residents used stones for the construction of houses. Today it can accommodate about 6000 spectators. In recent years, the unique landmark has undergone several large-scale reconstructions. Now it is a permanent venue for a number of cultural events, including the Festival of Classical Theater.

The ancient theater is located in the territory of an important archaeological area, it was built in 8 BC. Like many other ancient arenas, it was used mainly for gladiatorial fights. In the very center of the arena one can see a preserved pit for animals and now. Since the amphitheater is located in the heart of the city, it enjoys well-deserved popularity among tourists. You can visit it both within the framework of usual excursions, and during various cultural events. Next - Amphitheatre in Orange


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ATM bankomat: 'Cajero automatico Caja España' located in 0.41 km ( check the route on the map).
Fuel station: 'Estación de Servicio Talavera' in 0.59 km
Supermarket: 'Nico Jimenez - Tienda Museo' in 0.34 km
Parking: 'Parking Travesía la Rambla' in 0.43 km
Apotheek: 'Farmacia Irene Mateos' in 0.48 km
Police station: 'Dirección General de la Policía' in 0.69 km
Cafe/restaurant: 'Restaurante La Lonja' in 0.15 km
Railway station: 'Merida' in 0.84 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Talavera La Real Airport BJZ - in 41 km
 »  San Pablo Airport SVQ - in 170 km
 »  Cordoba Airport ODB - in 176 km
 »  Covilha Airport COV - in 179 km
 »  Moron Airport OZP - in 203 km
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Best hotels near Anfiteatro romano de Merida

Bluecity Mérida Palace

Located in 0 km from Anfiteatro romano de Merida
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Rooms: 76
Rooms at the Mérida Palace have elegant décor and feature air conditioning and free wired internet. Each room offers satellite TV, a minibar and a … More: photo, rates and booking
Apartamentos Turísticos Domus Aquae

Located in 1 km from Anfiteatro romano de Merida
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Rooms: 4
The Domus Aquae apartments feature tiled floors. The lounge-diner has a kitchenette with a hob, microwave and toaster. Bed linen and towels are … More: photo, rates and booking
Tibula City

Located in 2 km from Anfiteatro romano de Merida
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Rooms: 1
The house features large windows and is decorated in light shades with pretty blue tiling. The kitchen includes an oven, fridge, dishwasher and … More: photo, rates and booking
Hotel Romero Merida

Located in 6 km from Anfiteatro romano de Merida
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Rooms: 36
The rooms in the Romero Merida Hotel have wooden floors, free Wi-Fi and heating. Some also have sofas. The Romero Merida's restaurant offers … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Anfiteatro romano de Merida - Merida

On one of the central streets of the city is the Arch of Trajan, whose height is 15 meters. The age of this architectural structure is also about 2 000 years. Originally, the arch functioned as a city gate and was built from wood. The very first wooden arch lasted about 150 years, and in the second century, it was decided to rebuild it. For the construction, the best granite from the local quarries, which was processed using special technology, was used. The guests of Merida can admire the magnificent stone structure even now.
Fans of walks in antique places will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Roman Temple of Diana, which was built at the end of the 1st century, as a gift to the emperor. In the 18th century, the antique temple was transferred to the private ownership of the Countess deo Corvo. It became part of the large-scale complex of her palace. Under the direction of the countess, a reconstruction was carried out in the temple. It was completely restored to its original form.

Lovers of natural attractions in Merida will be invited to visit the unique nature reserve Cornalvo, located in the immediate vicinity of the city. On the territory of this natural reserve, you can see all the common plants that are found in different regions of Spain, and also watch wild animals and birds.
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