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I found the main square rather messy, a mixture of about all and everything, with no specific highlight worth to mention. but as it is the central square, you will anyway pass by here and can make your own picture of it.
Looking for photos of Merida beforehand, we thought Plaza de Espana looked a bit boring. But in reality, it is buzzig with life and people, outdoor cafes, palm trees, the beautiful yellow town hall on one side and t he cosy friendly cathedral in the...More
It's a great place to sit and watch families enjoy the cool of the evening-parents relaxing with a drink while the kids play nearby. The square is surrounded by a number of elegant buildings but the 4 new wooden kiosks are something of an eyesore-all...More
If you are walking through the old center of Mérida, especially if you cross the Roman bridge, coming from the west, you can't help missing this square. It is not grandiose like others farther to the north in Castilla-Leon, but this is Extremadura, a much...More
The fact that this quiet corner of Mérida, Spain is called Plaza de Espanha with the Portuguese spelling of Spain (which should be España) struck us as quite significant. In fact, the local people of Extremadura tend to look to Portugal with much affection and...More
Yes, it looks better in the photo's than real life, so a fairly average square and had buildings works going on in June 2017 so that detracts from any thing beautiful. Cast your eyes skywards towards the rooftops for the nesting birds.