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Address: Jose Ramon Melida, s/n, Merida, Spain
Phone Number: 924-31-25-30
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Nice restoration

The theatre has been reconstructed well, but it is in the context of the entire archeological site that is most impressive. You can go from the amphitheatre right to the theatre... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

The theatre has been reconstructed well, but it is in the context of the entire archeological site that is most impressive. You can go from the amphitheatre right to the theatre, and other ruins are in close proximity. The actual statues are in the museums so no worries about damage from the elements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing place to visit. I could feel and imagine how it must have been to be at a performance on this stage. I visited 30 years ago, but still remember it very well!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We didn't have a lot of time in Merida, as we stayed only one night, and the weather was bad, but I simply had to visit this Roman theater and I was very glad I did ! It must be one of the best preserved Roman Theaters in Europe, and the site is very well maintained and impressive as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Around every corner in Merida is a piece of Roman history. It is quite mind boggling. This is no exception. The Spanish have archeological restoration down to a fine art.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Stunning! It is almost like being there in the time of the Romans. It gives you a sense of the impresiveness of Roman architecture, and the quality of life in this Roman city. The restoration work is overwhelming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

you don't have to be a Roman archaeology buff to appreciate this very large, diverse, and well-preserved site; plenty to see; also plenty of people seeing it - and this was early March. I imagine it could be a bit overwhelming in the height of summer, given heat and crowds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

If I had to choose one and one only attraction to see in Mérida, the Roman Theatre would be my choice. Absolutely impressive, breathtaking, this iconic landmark of Roman architecture is a must see in the capital of Lusitania.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

As with the Ampitheatre the Teatro is well preserved and pretty awesome. Very large construction with much of the seating area still in place. Well looked after and deservedly popular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

if you are into roman ruins then treat yourself! This is an amazing place that is still used to put on plays sitdown and take it all in The Ampetheatre next door is epic as well

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We have seen Roman sites in Italy, France, Greece, and Turkey and believe the theater and amphitheater in Merida to be some of the best with extremely well done signage in English even. All sites are easily done in a days walk. Merida should be higher on the list of Spanish sites to visit.

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