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Located in Via de la Plata, this city is considered a complete reference as institutional as tourism in Extremadura. Its streets and buildings reflect not only the passage of Roman culture but also the Visigoth, Arab and Christian, a mixture that keeps alive the history of many centuries ago. If you do not know to do in Extremadura we suggest you do not miss this pacense capital.

Which is considered by many as the Spanish Roma, it was declared, on December 8, 1993, as World Heritage by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). A city of contrasts that combines the existence of modern buildings that facilitate the organization of conferences, business meetings and services with buildings and streets heirs of a Roman past that traveler will move to another era.

Here you have some of the emeritenses corners that you can not miss if you visit this city.

ROMAN THEATRE
It is the most representative and most visited monument Merida. Every year is the International Classical Theatre Festival, an event that many people come from all parts of the territory. In this theater both classics and modern celebrated being the first theatrical performance of Medea of Seneca version of Miguel de Unamuno, with actress Margarita Xirgu starring.

This jewel of Roman architecture with more than 2000 years of life has a grandstand for 6,000 spectators separated into three sectors accounted for the differentiation of the social class of the time.

AMPHITHEATER
The construction of the amphitheater was planned along with the theater and got up very shortly thereafter. It was the building used for shows fights between gladiators and wild beasts scene of hunts and fights between wild animals, always developed in an artificial environment created on large wooden pallets. Sometimes gladiators risked their lives in these clashes. It was abandoned gradually and the last bleachers were used as building material in later centuries.

                                                                                                            ROMAN CIRCUS
It is one of the best preserved circuses of the Empire and the largest of the existing buildings dedicated to shows in Mérida. Famous for its horse racing specifically highlighted the chariot race (two horses) and chariots (four horses). Generally these shows were paid by the ruling for votes in his favor and gain personal recognition class.

Vía de la Plata Agency organize group trips that contain this destination. If you decide do the route you will enjoy of this emblematic city and of all history round it.