A melting pot of cultures and civilizations have been present in these lands. However, the greatest impact, without a doubt, was caused by the Roman Empire. You just have to take a walk through the city center to see first-hand what we are talking about. There are still many surprises to discover, and little by little they continue appearing in unexpected places, just like those large tiles arosen along an old street being fixed.
The list of pieces of incalculable historical and artistical value is very long, not in vain the archaeological site of Mérida has been a World Heritage Site since 1993. Here we do not intend to make an exhaustive study of it because it is not our mission, but it is our intention to mention that in Extremadura, Emerita Augusta (Mérida) is a must-see. You can spend the whole morning seeing wonders of the past, have a typical meal on the terraces that are in the pedestrian area of the center and in the afternoon visit the national museum of Roman art to learn details about life 2000 years ago.
The most interesting and important places are:
- The Roman Theater.
- The Amphitheater.
- The Aqueduct.
- The Roman Circus.
- The Temple of Diana.
- The Arab Alcazaba.
- The roman bridge.
- The Arch of Trajan.
- The House of Mitreo.
- The National Museum of Roman Art.
Of course there is much more to see in Mérida, but if you manage to enjoy these 10 sites, you can be sure that you have seen the most important ones.