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Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

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Address: Calle Jose Ramon Melida, 2, Merida, Spain
Phone Number: 924-31-16-90
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Stunning mosaics

This museum displays quite an extensive collection of artifacts from the Roman era, many of which were excavated in the Merida area. Most impressive are some enormous mosaics... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Houston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum displays quite an extensive collection of artifacts from the Roman era, many of which were excavated in the Merida area. Most impressive are some enormous mosaics that are fairly intact. However, the building itself, designed by Rafael Moneo, beautifully conceived and executed, can be considered a main attraction. If you have ever wandered around a museum not remembering... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We loved roaming around this beautiful building (and cool air!). Amazing historical artifacts. Can't be missed if you visit this town. Visited about 30 years ago! (That date was not an option in the list)

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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113 reviews 113 reviews
37 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After visiting the two theaters close by, this place is the icing on the cake. There are lots of statuary and large excavated pieces to see. There you can find some amazingly large, intricate and beautiful terrazzo floors on display. Lots of smaller artifacts as well... One could easily spend a coupleof hours here and feel as though they had... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Like and old roman basilic, they have a very good collection of roman civilization. The Museum is very well concepted.

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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The arches inside this museum match the height of the nearby aqueduct, and it is a beautiful space which perfectly complements the exhibition of statuary, coins, glass and AMAZING mosaics. Helpful info cards in various languages are available in each 'room'. Allow at least an hour.

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Toronto
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32 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I liked this museum a lot. The building itself is spacious, airy and maintains the classic theme of the works it displays. Moreover, the explanations highlight some of the artifacts, and some of the displays, such as the mosaics, are impressive. We also went to the crypt and saw some interesting work in progress, although they weren't... More 

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Maynooth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This is a must if you visit Merida. Full of astonishing statues , architectural remains, mosaics and may other items of staggering style.I rarely go back to a museum two days in a row, but this one drew me back immediately, dont miss it.

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Alora, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

One of the main reasons we went back to Merida was to visit this museum as it was closed (it was a Monday) on our first visit 2 years ago. We certainly were not disappointed. The building itself is a masterpiece of modern architecture that fits both with the area and with the artefacts on display. The exhibits are displayed... More 

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newcastle upon tyne
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84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Huge building next to Theatre and Amphitheatre with many wonderful exhibits, all well described in both Spanish and English

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Málaga, Andalucia, Spain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

It really takes your breath away when you walk in. And the exhibits are fantastic too. Lots of information available and you can take photographs - but no flash! So much to see - allow yourself plenty of time.

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