Merida is the capital of the Spanish region of Extremadura. It is located on the Iberian Peninsula. Merida was once part of a Roman province. This city is famous for its ancient sites, several of which have been recognised by UNESCO for their importance. Take the underground tunnel to the spectacular Roman Amphitheatre or visit the Roman Theatre, built around 16 BC by Marcus Agrippa, where the Classical Theatre Festival is held every summer.
The Romans’ ingenious engineering can be seen at sites such as the miraculous Aqueduct of Merida, the Proserpina and Cornalvo dams and the Puente Romano bridge. Immerse yourself in the culture of this ancient civilisation with a visit to the Museum of Roman Art, filled with magnificent tapestries, ceramics, tombs, religious artefacts and more.