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Address: Jose Ramon Melida, s/n, Merida, Spain
Phone Number: 924-31-25-30
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Really interesting. Well worth visiting. Choose a cool time of day as there's little shelter. It's all part of the visit to the amphitheatre.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Harrow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Really interesting. Well worth visiting. Choose a cool time of day as there's little shelter. It's all part of the visit to the amphitheatre.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This is a very successful recreation of a Roman theatre, using components found at the site as well as reproductions of statues and the seating. It's very evocative and shows how sophisticated Roman life was in its heyday. It also shows that many elements of our culture owe their origins to the Romans. Visit in the early morning or late... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Visit the amphitheatre and theatre (on the same site) after 7pm. The site stays open until 9.00pm so take your time and enjoy them as the sun drops and the air cools (a little) and as most of the visitors have gone. You can avoid the crowds and the heat, and when you're done it's almost time for a pre-dinner... More 

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Tavira
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

If you like Roman Antiquities you'll love this place, Loads of them to see and all within walking distance of each other. Good restaurants around too!

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Valencia Province, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I have visited Rome and far preferred my visit to Merida. Everything is well within walking distance, the monuments are well sign posted and the signs inside by each view, in three languages, Spanish, English and Portuguese, are informative. Probably not a good idea to visit at midday during the hotter months, but much better, well preserved and less crowded... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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Reston, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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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belgium
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Daytona Beach, Florida
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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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