Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
4.5
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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4.5
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John F
Newark-on-Trent, UK632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
This modern museum was purpose built to house some of the thousands of Roman exhibits they have in Merida. Everything from statuary, to floor mosaics, domestic implements, coins and more. All floors are accessible. Much info available in Spanish, and sporadically, English - hard to complain about the lack of English info if you think what Spanish information exists in English museums.
Entrance is entirely free, and the museum stands very near the Roman theatre and amphitheatre.
Written October 12, 2022
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,201 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
I’m guessing this museum might have been created, as a result of the findings from an archaeological dig. I think it is meant to be a display of whatever ancient Roman relics were found in this specific area. I, unfortunately, left feeling it was incomplete. However, My personal favorite exhibits were the craft implements and the oil lamps. Certain handy little helpful implements we might take for granted today are on display and were probably very important items in Roman times. Also, whenever I think of oil lamps, I think of a good size oil lamp hanging on a wall. These oil lamps, on display, were tiny little handheld “jobbers” the Romans probably had to carry around at night.
Written November 13, 2022
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karenkaveh
Dublin, Ireland1,871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Couples
This is a must see museum! The building is magnificent and the collection of artefacts are beautifully curated. There is so much to see and it is hard to believe how good the condition of the artifacts are . It’s location is opposite the Roman Theatre and the Ampitheatre in Merida
Written August 27, 2020
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Don C
Greater London, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Friends
This is a large, airy and well designed museum. It is full of exhibits (mostly Roman) well-labelled and displayed in spacial surroundings. It is pretty unique as it has the remains of a Romen road running through it. It is a must-visit on any holiday in Merida.
Written March 8, 2020
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BennyMalaga
Malaga, Spain89,732 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2010
This is the best Roman museum in Spain, without a doubt. The building itself recalls buildings in Rome and it is spectacular. I especially enjoyed seeing the sculptures.

. One of the prize exhibits of the museum is the marble bust of Augustus Caesar, which is supposed to be the best in Europe. There are many large floor mosaics that have been hung on the walls of the galleries, like wall hangings, and one can inspect them up close in the galleries. The most impressive mosaic has a hunting scene in the middle and all around it are designs of flowers in many colors. The galleries have many important collections of glass and Roman coins. All in all the museum is visually stunning, and really something to see.
Written June 1, 2011
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cedarfever
Kerrville77 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Roman museum in Merida is a must see. The artifacts are terrific and come from the excavations of the ruins of the amphitheater and theater next door, which are both great sites to visit. In addition the new building is fantastic, a real architectural delight that uses a lot of natural light and shows off their terrific collection of Roman mosaics beautifully. If you want to see most of the treasures from Pompeii, you have to take the train into Naples and trudge to the archeological museum, which is on the dark and dingy side. This museum also has lovely glass and jewelry and lots of marble statues (in which I am less interested). Merida is sort of a one stop course in Roman culture, with an old bridge, theater, amphitheater and museum all together. They were just taking down all the lights from a musical performance, so the theater is still in use in the summers. I hadn't expected to find this town so attractive, as I thought we were just passing through on our way to Seville, and I've been through a lot of museums in one place or another!
Written September 26, 2010
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Siobhan M
Norfolk, UK221 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
The museum is in a spectacular brick building which looks newer than it is. The exhibits were well presented with English explanations of the history of the Roman period of Merida which was very important as the capital of Lusitania. The information and exhibits covered all aspects of Roman life from religion to daily life, the mosaics and jewellery were particularly impressive. The museum is free on Sunday mornings, closed Sunday pm and Mondays.
Written April 10, 2012
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emcrisostomo
Madrid, Spain110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2012 • Couples
The Roman museum is a Mérida's must-see. First of all, the building is modern, functional and deserves being seen too. A well thought transparent modular roof provides the museum a diffused, relaxing natural lightning that enhances the beauty of the exposed archeological finds.

The museum is full of valuable finds and I was impressed by some gigantic, colourful and breath-taking mosaics that can be easily admired in its entirety because they're hanging on the museum's walls. I've seen so big a roman mosaic only in Rome, and they were more difficult to admire.

Another peculiarity of this museum is the crypt, which can be easily overlooked but it's a must-see too. Just on ground level, and accessible from the museum lowest floor, you can visit an archeological excavation with foundations of ancient roman houses, well preserved coloured walls and even a stretch of a perfectly preserved Roman road. It's a beautiful walk in the past.

The entrance to the museum isn't included in the ticket of the main archeological ensemble. However, the entrance is currently free on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. If you schedule your visits accordingly you can spare some money (although the fee is really worth being paid).

The museum building is made up of several floors with large halls and facilities for wheelchair users.
Written April 3, 2012
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travelexpertglobe
San Jose, CA60 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2011 • Friends
Peaces are really shown in a way you can not see them: bad location, bad lighting, bad accesibility, terrible conditioning (it is really cold).

Stuff are irresponsible: no security, they leave before the closure time, 15 minutes before the official schedule
Written January 5, 2012
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artistjuana
Portland, Maine40 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
fabulous collection of artifacts housed in an extraordinary building. Highly recommend a visit here. It is right next to the Roman Theater and wonderful restaurants just across the street.
Written December 29, 2019
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