Templo de Diana
Templo de Diana
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SiberianEmo
Omsk, Russia406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Solo
The inside of the Diana's Temple has limited visitation hours. If I recall correctly, it is only opened from 11 to 14:00 hrs. (The visit is included on combined monuments ticket). The museum inside will provide you with history of the temple and display a few artifacts. In short, nothing special. If you have limited time in Merida, I would skip the visit to the Diana's Temple.

Obviously, on the outside, the temple is superb. Walking around it and admiring it from outside is all that you need. Remember to visit it at night when it is lit up. Accross from the Temple is restaurant Columnata and Heladeria Augustin Mira, both amazing establishments.
Written September 17, 2022
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,878 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were there after hours (about 6:30pm on Monday, May 16th) so it wasn't open. It took me a while to figure it out but it looks like a mechanical staircase is nestled into the ground to the side, and when the temple is open, the staff must raise/turn the staircase so it can connect with the top floor of the back part of the building, to be able to go inside. Pretty cool! Having not gone inside, I have no way of rating that part.

We were taking monthly milestone pictures of our kids still and since they were born on the 16th, it was the day to take their picture. They were running around so much, enjoying the freedom to stretch their legs, that they hardly slowed down but we managed to snap a couple good ones. We saw people sitting down relaxing nearby or walking on the pathway to cut through but no one else was actually visiting the temple while we were there. So we had the place to ourselves!

There's only so much signage on the outside ground floor and kinda less to see. It's almost just worth admiring from the street to see the full profile of the temple.

I like to give my husband crap every time we talk about the Temple of Diana because when we were almost done hanging out, my daughter (whom he was watching while I watched our son) took a misstep and fell down the steps (I told people that my daughter went 'tumbling down the Temple of Diana'). She was not impressed at all. She rated the temple 0/5 stars.
Written January 30, 2023
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
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, Canada281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Couples
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, Maine42 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
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, UK569 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Couples
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, UK325 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
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, TN1,395 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
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, Spain76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
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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