Contact details

Avenida Extremadura s/n
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)
Tel.:+34 924300666




The basilica of the reconquest

Is built on the site of the 4th century basilica destroyed by the Almohads. The present construction is Romanesque.

Basilica in layout, with three naves, and an apse that is semicircular inside and straight outside. The apse chapels have traces of Visigothic and Gothic. In the subsoil of the basilica remains of Roman houses and a Christian necropolis have been found.

  • Construction: Basilica
  • Artistic period: Visigothic
  • Historic period: 4th century
  • Setting: Monastery of the Freilas de Santiago.

Practical information


  • Admission free


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