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Impressive must-see

This may not be the best preserved Roman amfitheatre in the world, it is certainly one of the most... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
Alfred V
a well preserved ruin

This was a cool Roman ruin to wander around. We arrived early (9am) on a nice September morning... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Ed P
Boulder, Colorado
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Plaza de Margarita Xirau, 06800 Merida, Spain
+34 924 00 49 08
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Interesting place, probably a "must-see" when you are in Extremadura, so they charge 12 Euros, or 15 for the conjoint - but the other places of the conjoint are not easy to find. Terrible map!

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Reviewed 29 September 2017

This may not be the best preserved Roman amfitheatre in the world, it is certainly one of the most impressive ones. It is also very accessible. The walking route takes you right through all the interesting places. It is next to some of the other...More

Thank Alfred V
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This was a cool Roman ruin to wander around. We arrived early (9am) on a nice September morning, and saw almost no one. You should definitely check it out.

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Accessible for most people. Less for people with wheelchair (us) but we saw most of it. Well restored with good explanations of its use for gladiatorfights

1  Thank 389huibt
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

What an unexpected surprise to walk out onto the arena of this Roman Circus and see how the Romans spent their time. It has been marvelously excavated and displayed to the public. This was definitely one of favorite places in the town and for a...More

Thank Chris J
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This is combined with the Roman Theatre in an amazing experience of Roman ruins . The amphitheatre is where the gladiators fought and as you walk down the entrance tunnel to the arena floor there is a really informative display of the different types of...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2017

I had recently read an article about gladiatorial fighting in Roman times. Apparently it all got very ugly and one day a monk (whose name I cannot recall, alas) stepped between two fighters and got killed. It was such a terrible sight that the sport...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

If you have enjoyed Ephesus then Merida in Spain should be on your list. An amphitheatre, theatre, museum, chariot racing ring, aqueducts, all in a town full of 2,000 year old ruins and artefacts. There are shows at the amphitheatre. And when you visit during...More

1  Thank ChrisIamfromToronto
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Amphitheater it's a part of a bigger complex, just near the Roma Theatre offering a glimpse on the ancient (and quite unexpected) history of the city. For history lovers this cannot be missed.

Thank Simona R
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Get a Circuito ticket for 15 euro to see this and other ruins around Merida. You can do any order and it's valid over a number of days so you can see things at your own pace. This is an impressive starting point with English...More

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