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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Merida, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Thank Ulises D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week 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 1 week 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Teatro Romano is the largest standing Roman ruin in Merida, as far as I know. It is impressive because of it's height and you can walk all through it. This is the most impressive Roman building and it gives you a sense of what it might have been like to be there in the audience in Roman times. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was absolutely floored when I first saw the theater. It's impressive in size, but also in beauty. You can imagine how gorgeous it must have been in it's hey-day, but still it will dazzle you. To walk across this place of history is a feeling I cannot describe to you, you must go and experience for yourself. Tip -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved visiting the theater. It was stunning and very well-preserved. Our children loved running along the tunnel corridors to get to the seating, and we loved walking through them for a reprieve from the heat. Make sure you go when it opens to avoid the heat of the day in the summer (it opens at 9am I believe). Very... More 

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came across the Roman Aqueduct first of all by accident. On top of each of its columns was a nesting stork. We then followed the signs to the historic centre of this supposedly unprepossessing town and came across two complete Roman ampitheatres! One for combat and one for drama and both in amazing condition. Just outside these attractions is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

WOW!! If you can only visit one Roman ruin in your life, this is the one. That sounds like I am an expert in Roman ruins, and I'm not, but I have been to Italy and specifically to Rome and the ruins there are without doubt beyond belief but there is something about the ruins in Merida, and I am... More 

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