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Trajan's Arch. Mérida
06800 Mérida, Badajoz (Extremadura)
World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.
This was a monumental access gateway to the holy space that surrounded a giant temple used as a place of worship in imperial times.
This semicircular arch, today with a height of 15 metres from the top of the supports, was the central opening in a gateway consisting of three arches, of which the side arches were smaller and flatter. The whole structure was made of granite blocks.
- Construction: Arch
- Historic period: Romanisation (A.D.)
- Setting: Roman remains in the city.