Contact details

Zona arqueológica
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)
http://www.consorciomerida.org

Location

Autonomous region:
Extremadura

Province/Island:
Badajoz

Badajoz

Reservations


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    World Heritage, a certification granted by UNESCO.


Description

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.

Map


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