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Zona arqueológica
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)




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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Trajan's Arch.

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.


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