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Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)

Jose Ramon Melida, s/n, Merida, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 17 attractions in Merida
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Ancient Ruins
Traveler Description: Roman Theater The Roman Theater was built by the Roman consul Marcus Vespasiano Agripa in 15 B.C. He was the son-in-law of Augustus Caesar. It had a... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Increadible well preserved theatre. It is great to enter the main gate and feel like a gladiator when standing in the middle. Impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This theater is still used for performances, and there was a festival of theater occuring when I visited. The acoustics are still wonderful, and the whole atmosphere is just spectacular - the age of this building and the still good condition it is in is amazing.

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Madrid, Spain
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31 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We came here in the morning to walk around the theatre and see the stage from different angles before it started getting really hot. And we came back in the evening for a 10.45 pm performance of Aristophanes' Frogs. which we had booked in June (2 senior tickets @ 31.50 each). The acoustics are stunning, but you really have to... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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54 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We rented a car during our visit to Madrid mainly to see these sites. These are wonderful ruins and well worth the visit. If you are anywhere in this part of Spain you HAVE to visit these ruins. Plan to spend several hours there and get a guide book or an audio guide to help out.

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Forest Grove, Or
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Unlike Pompeii, you can go all over this theater as well as the amphitheater next to it. Nice example of what they did for public toilets as well. I'd say it is well worth the admission cost. Ticket did NOT include the Roman Museum next to it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very romantic place. We took the entrance of Augustus the Emperor and it was amazing to see all those ancient walls of stones that saw great times. It was a pitty we had less time to enjoy being there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The first time I visited Merida was back in the 1980s and there was very little organisation - now very different situation! The authorities continually repair and renew the Roman remains and uncover more each time I go. The theatre and amphitheatre are just fabulous and I keep hoping to be there during the cultural programme and see a live... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Without doubt, after the Colosseum in Rome, the most amazing Roman building has to be the teatro romano in Merida. Worth coming to Merida just to see this, although of course there are also a wealth of other amazing sites to visit. To be able to walk around the site and get up close is fantastic. Anybody with any interest... More

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London, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is one of the many Roman era attractions in Mérida, the capital city of Extremadura. The town was founded by retired military from Augustus army in 25 BC. The remains of the theatre and those of the amphitheatre are side by side. A 12 euro entrance fee gets you into both as well as into a few other sites... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Merida is a very nice city to visit, but the Roman ruins are a must visit, the theatre is the best of all but overall if you like archeology and roman antiquities this is a must.

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