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Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)

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Address: Calle Jose Ramon Melida s/n, 06800 Merida, Spain
Phone Number: 924-31-25-30
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not one of the best preserved but sitting on the stages to ear music or to see a piece of theater is a real pleasure. Don't forget to rent a cushion, the stones are a little bit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

not one of the best preserved but sitting on the stages to ear music or to see a piece of theater is a real pleasure. Don't forget to rent a cushion, the stones are a little bit hard for the butt

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

History in real time. Very well conserved. Don't miss the museum and the pubs sorrounding the whole place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was excited to visit Merida because of the wealth of Roman ruins. My only advice is not to go in August, as we did. It was simply too hot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best preserved Roman theaters in the world. Unfortunately on our visit there was a show taking place the same evening, which meant the stage was decorated with colorful props. That being said, I love the fact this space is ALIVE and in use, elevating it from ruin to a living and breathing piece of History.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Roman Theater in Merida is by far one of the most beautifully preserved Roman theaters in the world still in use today. It is absolutely breathtaking. You can walk under the seats through tunnels. You can sit on the steps and marvel in the splendor of the stage. The stage is gorgeous with many details still intact from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pictures of these ruins we had seen on the web brought us to Merida. The Roman Theatre and the amphitheatre are in the same grounds and take a little over an hour to explore fully. The Roman Theatre and the state of its preservation is simply stunning. The subterranean levels are fully intact and it is mindblowing to walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe this one is the best (or one of the best) kept Roman theater in the world. It's beautiful and you imagine how it was in its glory days. It's near other Roman monuments, and the price is well worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Apart from just visiting this Roman site, I would strongly recommend attending the 'Festival International de Teatro Clasico de Merida', that is held during July & August every year. We saw 'Los Hilos de Vulcano' and throughly enjoyed the experience & ambience, on a very warm clear evening. The performance was preceded by some good tapas in one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is incredible. Both the amphitheater and gladiator arena are next to each other. Apparently this stuff was all underneath the earth for hundreds of years, because it had been the garbage dumping grounds or something. Everything was dug up and they found these amazing marbles and fab buildings, it is astonishing. The best roman ruins outside of Italy... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You don't have to go to Rome to see roman theaters and amphitheaters. Merida offers great temples and this wonderful ruins. Ask for the play schedule. They actually have plays in that open theater. I would also hire a tour guide if you have time.

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