Roman Theatre of Mérida

Roman Theatre of Mérida

Merida was founded in the year 25 BC as Emerita Augusta by order of Emperor Augustus. The city became the capital of Lusitania province and an important city in the Roman empire. The Roman theatre in Mérida is one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the world. The site of the theatre, the amphitheatre and the circus is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Roman Theatre, Mérida
The Roman Theatre in Mérida was constructed between 16 and 15 BC and substantially renovated at the end of the 1st century and between 330 and 340.
Roman Theatre in Mérida
The Roman theatre in Mérida is one of the best preserved Roman theatres in the world.
Roman Theatre in Mérida
Since 1933 the Roman Theatre of Mérida has been in use again as a theatre. Wouldn't it be great to perform here under a starry sky?
Roman Theatre in Mérida
Roman amphitheatre, Mérida
The Roman amphitheatre in Mérida was completed in 8 BC. It was designed for gladiator fights and fights between beasts or men and beasts.
Roman amphitheatre, Mérida
The gladiator entrance
Roman amphitheatre, Mérida
Roman aqueduct, Mérida
A splendid example of Roman architectural and engineering prowess