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Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)

Jose Ramon Melida, s/n, Merida, Spain
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Ranked #1 of 15 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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Forest Grove, Or
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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20 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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58 attraction reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
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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Madrid, Spain
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34 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

A must-see in Merida, it is impressive. If possible, take the guided tour, the guides are superb and provide a much better way to understand and enjoy the visit

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Calgary, Canada
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

walking around the site you can almost imagine people sitting in the stands and watching a performance. If I get a chance I would like to return during the summer months when performances are scheduled.

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Marbella, Spain
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We came to Merida to see the ruins (despite having lived in Rome for several years) and we weren't disappointed. The entry ticket covered about 5 locations - all worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

This roman theater is in particularly good repair and is witness to how significant a settlement Merida was to the Romans. It is adjacent to the amphitheater; both are extremely well preserved. We visited Merida on our way from Evora to Caceres; spent most of the day in Merida which was well worth it.

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