Templo de Diana

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Templo de Diana
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The Old Chief
Tavira, Portugal206 contributions
During the time of our visit the Temple grounds were also hosting a Prado In The Park exhibition. Recreations of famous painting on display in the Prado were arranged along the sides of the Temple. Temple itself is very impressive and well preserved.
Written February 24, 2020
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada3,954 contributions
This is an odd one in several respects. First, further research suggests the temple is not dedicated to the goddess of the hunt but the emperor and the Roman state [often seen as one]. Second, a millennium and a half or so later the temple was incorporated into the residence of a local knight. The front steps of the temple have not survived the ravages of time.
Written November 7, 2021
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Randy P
Memphis, TN285 contributions
There was more to this than expected. We did not realize one can walk around it, up into it, etc. It is in excellent shape and very attractive. And best of all, it is free.
Written December 11, 2019
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ed-TO
Toronto, Canada296 contributions
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The Temple of Diana is a microcosm of the city. It was first a Roman temple (possibly on an earlier religious site) and then parts of the temple were used by the Visigoths to build a church. When the Moors arrived, they repurposed it. And after a brief time as a synagogue, it became a chapel after the Reconquest with areas used by a wealth family. Now it is not a religious site but rather a government-owned site to preserve history. A small site but fascinating because you can see the many layers.
Written September 11, 2016
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artistjuana
Portland, Maine43 contributions
We discovered the Temple just wandering around the streets. Fascinating history to it and worth seeing as you stroll.
Written December 29, 2019
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madamedefarge
Derby, UK588 contributions
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Like the other temple of Diana in Evora, this seems to have had nothing to do with Diana and it was a temple dedicated to the Imperial cult. It's lasted so long because the structure was incorporated into houses over the years and so we have to thank some Spanish nobles for keeping even this much preserved.

There's a nice set of columns, with a podium and colonnade. You can walk around the outside of it and admire it from afar, but there is little shade during the heat of the day. There is some information available in English and you can sit in a nearby cafe and spend a while contemplating the temple.
Written May 31, 2015
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eurydice2017
London, UK334 contributions
Beautifully preserved and impressive piece of Roman architecture. If you are on Merida don't miss it !
Written December 13, 2021
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stork90
Mount Juliet, TN1,186 contributions
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Definitely worth seeing, but not at same level as the theater/ampitheater, or the casa del mitreo.

Signage only in Spanish, and orientation of signs sometimes made using Google translate difficult.
Written October 28, 2021
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Dave451
Andalucia, Spain79 contributions
Nice from the front, but a lot of the "renovation" is incongruous and is very modern. There was a concert in front the second night we stayed in Merida, lots of fun even with social distancing.
Written October 19, 2020
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Michelle
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Impressive to see in the middle of town. In the evenings (summer months) you can enjoy live entertainment on a stage with the temple as background, lit up. It is stunning. Entertainment being folklore dancing/singing or a choir.

In the Portugese town Evora (just 3 hours across the border from Badajoz) they also have a templo of Diana. This is actually in an even better structural state. However, it is at a "site" and not in the middle of town.
Written November 9, 2019
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