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Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

Calle Jose Ramon Melida, 2, Merida, Spain
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Sugar Land TX USA
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I goaded my 40+ year old brother into visiting it that one evening that we spent in Merida. I told him I would pay, and this ended up costing 3 Euros. Really a great bargain for what you'd get in the US. Here, the same museum would be $30. There are roman excavations in the basement, artifacts, tons of gold... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

If you are just interested in the Roman stuff, this may be a bit too much and you like us you may end up just seeing half of it, particularly if you have walked miles already. Amazing collection though.

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Madrid, Spain
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89 reviews 89 reviews
34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Extremely interesting and easy to navigate, this museum is a great way to enjoy more of Merida's Roman heritage. Located just accross the Teatro Romano.

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114 reviews 114 reviews
54 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This museum is next to the amphitheater and theater in Merida. It was designed along the lines of a Roman era basilica and has a number of galleries on two levels; which allows good views of the many mosaics as well as more in-depth treatment of other artifacts. There are also some visigothic and pale-Christian artifacts of note. If you... More

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North, South Carolina
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36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

The building reflects the grandeur of Roman buildings with columns and arches which give the visitor a visual feel of the Roman world. The collection contains mosaics, statues, and art offering a look at the public and private lives lived in this ancient capital.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Not much of a museum person because I find them generally sensually overwhelming. This, however, was designed specifically NOT to overwhelm the senses. Not really much you can't see in any other museum that houses Roman remains UNTIL you get down to the basement level. The museum is built over the original Roman ruins which are preserved. The real two... More

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 attraction reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

The Roman mosaics are really worth a visit!! Just in front of the Roman Theater entrance, everyone should go there!

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Pleasant Hill, CA
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

Firstly let me say that you should definitely visit this museum while in Merida. Apart from having a cheap entrance fee (3 euros), it has a fine collection of roman art, statues, mosaics and remains. However, all thought for this museum has been put into its architectural design and NOT into, and which is why is there, the actual display... More

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Northern CA
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The ruins are wonderful, but the bulk of items recovered from the ruins are housed in this wonderful museum.

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Milan, Italy
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36 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Coming from Italy, where Roman antiquities are almost commonplace, we did not expect much from the relatively little known town and museum of Merida. We were pleasantly shocked, especially by the museum: it displays a lot of statues, glass items etc. and above all, many beautiful and large mosaics. In addition, the museum is arranged in a very smart way,... More

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