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Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)

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Address: Jose Ramon Melida, s/n, Merida, Spain
Phone Number: 924-31-25-30
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Interesting ruins by day, amazing trip back in time by night during festival

If you have seen other ancient theaters and Roman ones in particular, this one won't be any different during the day. You can buy one ticket to visit this theater, the adjacent... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you have seen other ancient theaters and Roman ones in particular, this one won't be any different during the day. You can buy one ticket to visit this theater, the adjacent amphitheater (where the gladiators fought - another interesting site), and several other historic sites in the area within walking or short driving distance. However, this theater is unique... More 

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Province of Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Awestruck at what remains in spite of the time gone by and the plundering undergone through the centuries. What exceptional builders the Ancients were!!!

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The theatre is worth visiting on its own; but since it is still in use, try to visit during the summer festival and attend one of the plays. Most of the seats are not original and its full of lights and cabling because of the plays. it makes it a bit more ugly for the pictures, but the fact that... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The theater is a nice example of a Roman theater. There is enough remaining /restored to imagine how it was used back in the day. It is also still in use in the summer.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This place is fantastic. They do plays on the stage still from time to time and I wish I could have seen that. We walked through at a fairly slow place since it was so magnificent. It is still so put together considering how old it is. It is an absolute must in my opinion.

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

I would love to attend the Roman theatre performances being held here in July. The place would be an incredible venue for anything. One of the must see attractions.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Who would have thought that you could have such a spectacular sight in a relatively low key city! The whole site is amazing, we went in and marvelled at the amphitheatre and then we're bowled over by the theatre. It was a really quiet (apart from a school trip) and felt like we had the place to ourselves. The entry... More 

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

This is a must-see visit when in Merida. Over-65's price reduction too! One can just imagine how it must have been in Roman times. The theatre is well preserved, being one of the best outside Rome or Athens and still in use for periodical concerts. Some seating is cleverly covered in light coloured stone-texture glass fibre to avoid damage from... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

WE enjoyed visiting the Roman theater, one of the major ruins in Merida. It is still in use - crews were setting up the stage and lights, etc. for the festival of classic dramas that runs throughout July and August. It must be a very special experience to attend one of the performances.

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

The Roman Theatre can be accessed with the same ticket to see the amphitheater. It is currently a working theatre, so additional seating and stairs have been added to the original to make it accessible. Still, there is enough of the original stone and structure to see how it must have been. How often can one view 2000 year old... More 

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Additional Information about Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)

Address: Jose Ramon Melida, s/n, Merida, Spain
Phone Number: 924-31-25-30
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Extremadura  >  Province of Badajoz  >  Merida

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