Zona arqueológica
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)



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    Werelderfgoed, door de UNESCO afgegeven certificering.


The centre of the Roman chariot races.

It was used for chariot races and –according to an inscription– later adapted to serve as a venue for naval games.

It has a rectangular shape and is divided in two lengthwise down the middle along the raised central platform, which would originally have been covered in marble. Still visible are the arena where the races took place, the seating areas or stands, and the doors known as 'carceres' through which the competitors entered the ring. It is one of the best conserved circuses in existence.

  • Bouw: Circus
  • Artistieke periode: Classical-Roman
  • Historische periode: Romanisation (A.D.)
  • Omgeving: Theatre and amphitheatre.

Praktische informatie


  • Vanaf 29 mrt tot 31 mei
  • Van Maandag tot Zondag Van 09:00 tot 21:00


  • Algemeen: 12€
  • Met korting: 6€


WAT IS ER IN DE BUURT? (in een straal van 2 km)