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Preparing your trip to Merida: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

El templo de Diana, Mérida 1. In summer, the weather is quite hot in the city - daytime temperature may reach 40 °C. It is not the most comfortable period for fans of hiking and outdoor entertainment.
2. Merida is a popular tourist city, so many locals are pretty good at foreign languages. To show respect for the local culture, be sure to learn a couple of simple phrases in Spanish.
3. There are no large international airports in Merida. You can get here from the surrounding cities by bus or train. Trains from Lisbon, Madrid, and Badajoz, where the nearest major airport is located, regularly arrive in Merida.
4. The city has an impressive size, but all of its main attractions are concentrated in the historic district. If you don't want to miss interesting antique structures, it's best to explore the historical center on foot.
5. Souvenir shops and markets sell many archaeological reproductions. Some unscrupulous sellers may pass them off as genuine archaeological finds and increase prices several times. Copyright
6. There are relatively few large shopping centers and shops in the city, so one needs to prepare enough cash for shopping. Cashless payments are only allowed in large shopping centers.
7. Since food at local restaurants is prepared mainly from regional products, most of them are attractively priced. In summer, it would be a great idea to explore local grocery markets where they sell cheap fresh fruits and popular delicacies.
Historical monuments of various periods have been preserved in Merida. An outstanding religious site is Basílica de Santa Eulali. It is one of the region's oldest churches, the first … Open
8. Most of the popular hotels are located in the historic district. It is convenient to stay at such hotels, but it is often too crowded and noisy outside.
9. Thrifty tourists should pay attention to hotels located near the railway station, which are much more affordable. From here, they can get to the historic district on foot in 15-20 minutes.
10. Most interesting holidays in Merida take place in summer and the first autumn month. During this period, tourists can enjoy the highest concentration of entertainment and free tours.
11. Connoisseurs of fine wines will be interested in visiting local shops and cellars. In the vicinity of the city, they produce special white, pink, and red wines, including the most popular Tempranillo, Garnacha, and Graciano.
12. Significant Merida attractions can be explored in a few days. If the tours within the city are not enough, you can go explore the surroundings rich in historical and natural sites.
13. Those going on a trip by car should consider that local drivers do not care much about traffic rules. Even when there are special signs and traffic lights, they may commit gross violations.
14. There are very few nightclubs and bars in the city, most of them are located in large hotels. An alternative to them is some restaurants that welcome visitors until late at night.
15. Not far from Merida is the old town of Trujillanos famous for its historical monuments and craft workshops. Here you can find the most unusual souvenirs during a tour.
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Anfiteatro romano de Merida

From the series “Ancient Amphitheaters and Arenas, That Are Still Operational”
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. … Read further

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