Where the Roman Empire still lives
This is one of the best preserved Roman sites in the world. It has a spectacular theatre with many of its original elements, an amphitheatre, a Roman circus, two aqueducts, several temples, a number of Roman mansions… A single ticket gives you access to all the monuments, and guided tours and night tours are also available.Mérida is also home to the National Museum of Roman Art. Its collection includes large mosaics, part of an ancient Roman road, and the decorated portico of the forum.
And contrasts with the modern city
The heritage sites are embedded into the modern city of Mérida, and this is one of its main attractions. For example, next to the main shopping street (Santa Eulalia) there is the Temple of Diana, one of the oldest buildings in the Roman colony; or, walking along Calle Trajano, you will pass under the Arch of Trajan, which once gave access to the sacred space surrounding a gigantic temple.