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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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Fantastic museum

Wonderful museum which beautifully displays its items. Spacious and cool. Loved the mosaics. One of the highlights of Mérida for me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Wonderful museum which beautifully displays its items. Spacious and cool. Loved the mosaics. One of the highlights of Mérida for me.

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Partaloa, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Free entry to pensioners! There is also a lift. Close to the amphitheatre/Roman theatre this is another must-visit when in Merida. The exhibits are widely but sensibly spaced out in this modern building constructed directly over some Roman remains. Impressive examples from the area and Roman period displayed on 3 floors, also on entire walls, plus the crypt. Well worth... More 

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Champaign, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This well-built, well-planned museum holds a number of original ancient objects, such as the statues from the Roman Theater nearby, and the building itself is very open and stunning on the inside. The museum is well organized and well worth a visit.

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

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

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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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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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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Additional Information about Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

Address: Calle Jose Ramon Melida, 2, Merida, Spain
Phone Number: 924-31-16-90
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Extremadura  >  Province of Badajoz  >  Merida

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