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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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Beautiful objects, stunning building

This is an excellent museum. There is plenty of space around each object which gives you enough distance to really appreciate the mosaics and sculpture. The signing was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Aviles, Spain
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Aviles, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

This is an excellent museum. There is plenty of space around each object which gives you enough distance to really appreciate the mosaics and sculpture. The signing was confusing and some of the texts were verbose and irrelevant, but it was handy to have them anyway on plastified sheets in each room. The shop is weak. There is no cafeteria.... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

This is a great museum by any standards. Even better is that you can visit it for free on a Saturday afternoon after 2pm and (I think) all day Sunday. It isn't that expensive, but if you are there at a weekend, bear it in mind. The rooms are well laid out, with information cards in several languages available for... More 

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Harrow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is very good in its own right but it also comes as a welcome relief from the heat of the sun (and we were there in May, so it must be even hotter in the summer. The building is quite interesting in itself - purpose built and air conditioned, and the exhibits are well displayed and interpreted.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is such a good museum. A beautiful modern building that matches its subject perfectly. It's light, spacious, thoughtfully laid out and well explained with excellent exhibits. This is a museum that really brings Roman everyday existence to life. If you believed that the renaissance defined the techniques of western art then you've got a surprise coming when you visit... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Great museum. A sanctuary from the heat of the day (open until 8pm). The 'the museum recommends' trail is a clever ploy to steer you through the entire impressive collection. Don't miss the wooden model of Roman Merida in a side room which is not recommended by the museum ( presumably because it was created in 1998).

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Valencia Province, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The type of museum I like to visit, with a well laid out route, lots of explanations and occasional individual exhibitions that add to the understanding of the Roman life.

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Houston
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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 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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35 helpful votes 35 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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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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