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Contact details

Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)
visitas@consorciomerida.org
http://www.consorciomerida.org/conjunto/monumentos/teatro
Tel.:+34 924312530

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Badajoz

Badajoz

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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

The emblem of Merida's heritage.

The theatre’s location was chosen to ensure the best possible acoustics for the audiences.

It can seat up to 3,000 people and stands on the hill of San Albín, where the slope improves the building’s acoustics. It was built by General Agrippa in the year 16 or 15 B.C. The stage has three access doors, and the podium is over two and a half metres high.

Construction:
Theatre

Artistic period:
Classical-Roman

Historic period:
Romanisation (B.C.)

Setting:
Amphitheatre, Amphitheatre House, circus, Roman forum, Temple of Diana.

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