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.
Mérida Roman Amphitheatre
The gladiatorial contests took place on the amphitheatre’s arena.
Monument to Santa Eulalia
The monument lies in the middle of the square and was built in…
Santa Eulalia Basilica
Is built on the site of the 4th century basilica destroyed by the…
National Museum of Roman Art
The museum is close to the city's Roman theatre and amphitheatre.
Los Columbarios Funeral Site
They are two open cremation tombs belonging to two important…