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“These are the best Roman ruins in Spain!”

Roman Theater (Teatro Romano)
Ranked #1 of 36 things to do in Merida
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“These are the best Roman ruins in Spain!”
Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

I was so impressed with these Roman ruins. Buy the full ticket for 12€. You get the Roman Theatre, the Ampiteatre, the Circus Max, the Roman house and the Columbariums. I was so impressed with Merida's attractions. It is too bad the town is struggling to welcome visitors.

Visited April 2013
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“A Place to remember and great value for money”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

If you only visit one place in Merida, go here. We decided to get to the location early to take some decent photos and to catch the morning light. The crowds start arriving around 1000hrs with the tour buses.
These ancient monuments that have been witness to the decline of the Roman empire, and several invasions of marauding hoards are still standing to this day.
. There are audio guides available at the entrance way that gives you a complete historical portrayal of the site. The day that we visited here was not too hot. Decent footwear is needed on this site as you will be walking up the steps in the amphitheatre and going down ramps into the arena. Keep your ticket as it allows you to visit other sites in Merida. They will punch each section for each site visited. Great value for money

Visited April 2013
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Almunecar, Spain
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“We loved this and have seen several in Spain”
Reviewed April 22, 2013

This is hands down the best Roman Ruins we have seen in Spain, thus far. Very well maintained and the theater is incredible. The amphitheater is also very well kept. It was a bit pricey to enter for the adults about 10.50 Euro, but the kids were free. Well worth the visit. Stand up on the stage and put yourself back in time.

Visited October 2012
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Aigre, France
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“Worth a visit”
Reviewed April 14, 2013

We were told about Merida so we called in on our way North. These must be the best Roman remains outside Italy. The Arena and Amphitheatre next to each other are a must if you are in the area. We were there in March and it was quite warm enough but the attraction closed for lunch. There are plenty of reasonably priced restaurants keen to get your custom.
Also to see: the Temple of Diana and the Roman Bridge. Unfortunately the museum was closed.
This is a MUST SEE attraction, we will probably go again.
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Visited March 2013
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“Day trip to Merida”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

The ruins were so awesome, it was like being in Rome (well, little Rome) It was helpful that there were signs giving us some history on the amphitheater.

Visited September 2012
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