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“Wonderful Museum”

Museo Nacional de Arte Romano
Ranked #2 of 41 things to do in Merida
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

At only 3 Euro this was the best moved spent in Merida. A stunning display of authentic Roman artefacts. A fantastic place to visit. Do not miss it. You will not have seen any Roman collection this interesting, even in Rome.

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Reviewed May 1, 2012

This is a huge cathedral-like building that seems out of proportion to the contents. What's there is fairly interesting but it seems swamped by all the empty space around it.

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

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.

4  Thank siobhanmuskett
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

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.

4  Thank emcrisostomo
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

The museum, designed by Rafael Moneo, is as artful as the collection. The displays are very well done.

1  Thank Albanite
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