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Archaeological Ensemble Mérida

Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: Mérida was founded as Augusta Emerita in 25 BC. Augusta Emerita was the Roman name of the city of Mérida. Augusta Emerita was the capital city of Roman Lusitania. Augusta Emerita was the centre of a great number of roads branching out into the Hispanic territory. Roads such as the Silver Route, the roads to Lisbon, Cordoba and Toledo all met in Merida. The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida has many monuments from Roman times, such as a theatre, an amphitheatre, temples, aqueducts and a stone bridge crossing the Guadiana River. The Roman theatre of Mérida was built from 15 to 16 BC. The Roman theatre of Mérida is the most complete and the best preserved in Europe. The Roman amphitheatre of Mérida was officially opened in 8 BC. The amphitheatre is located near the Roman theatre of Mérida. The Los Milagros Aqueduct was built during the 1st century AD. The Los Milagros Aqueduct was one of three built at Mérida, the other two aqueducts of Augusta Emerita were the San Lázaro Aqueduct and the Aqua Augusta. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida is located in west-central Spain. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida is one of the largest archaeological sites in Spain. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida is situated about 75 km south of the UNESCO World Heritage: Old Town of Cáceres. Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

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Archaeological Ensemble Mérida - Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Los Milagros Aqueduct was built during the first century AD. The Los Milagros Aqueduct was...

Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Los Milagros Aqueduct was built during the first

century AD. The Los Milagros Aqueduct was one of three built at Mérida, the other two

aqueducts of Augusta Emerita were the San Lázaro Aqueduct and the Aqua Augusta.

The Los Milagros Aqueduct has a maximum height of 25 metres. The arches were made

of granite combined with brick. The Los Milagros Aqueduct crosses the River Albarregas.

  1. Archaeological Ensemble Mérida - Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Los Milagros Aqueduct was built during the first century AD. The Los Milagros Aqueduct was...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Los Milagros Aqueduct was built during the first

    century AD. The Los Milagros Aqueduct was one of three built at Mérida, the other two

    aqueducts of Augusta Emerita were the San Lázaro Aqueduct and the Aqua Augusta.

    The Los Milagros Aqueduct has a maximum height of 25 metres. The arches were made

    of granite combined with brick. The Los Milagros Aqueduct crosses the River Albarregas.

  2. Archaeological Ensemble Mérida - Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Roman theatre of Mérida was built from 15 to 16 BC. The Roman theatre of Augusta...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Roman theatre of Mérida was built from 15 to 16 BC.

    The Roman theatre of Augusta Emerita, present-day Mérida, is the most complete and best

    preserved Roman theatre in Europe. The Festival of Classical Theatre is held in the Roman

    theatre of Mérida since 1933. The Roman theatre is situated near the amphitheatre of Mérida.

    The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida gained status as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

  3. Archaeological Ensemble Mérida - Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Roman amphitheatre of Mérida was officially opened in 8 BC. The...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Roman amphitheatre of Mérida was officially opened

    in 8 BC. The amphitheatre is located near the Roman theatre of Mérida. Mérida was founded

    as Augusta Emerita in 25 BC. Augusta Emerita became the capital of Roman Lusitania. Mérida

    has many important monuments from the Roman period, such as a theatre, an amphitheatre, 

    the bridge crossing the river Guadiana, several temples and aqueducts.

  4. Archaeological Ensemble Mérida - Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Alcazaba in Mérida was the first Arab citadel on the Iberian Peninsula. The Alcazaba is...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Alcazaba in Mérida was the first Arab citadel on the

    Iberian Peninsula. The Alcazaba is a military fortress, it was built in the beginning of the 8th

    century on the remains of 'Puerta del Puente' and was part of the walls of Mérida. Inside the

    Alcazaba is a Roman reservoir for storing drinking water. After the Reconquest, the Alcazaba

    was donated to the Order of Santiago, they added towers and used the castle as a convent.

  5. Archaeological Ensemble Mérida - Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Roman bridge crossing the Guadiana River. The Roman bridge is 792 metres long, with a height of...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Roman bridge crossing the Guadiana River.

    The Roman bridge is 792 metres long, with a height of 12 metres above the water level.

    Augusta Emerita, present-day Mérida, was the capital of Roman Lusitania, the bridge

    was an important crossing, the roads crossing the Iberian peninsula all met in Mérida.

    The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage.

  6. Archaeological Ensemble Mérida - Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Temple of Diana was built by the Romans at the end of the 1st century BC. The...

    Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida: The Temple of Diana was built by the Romans at the

    end of the 1st century BC. The Temple of Diana is one of the oldest Roman buildings and the

    only example of Roman religious architecture in Mérida that was preserved in a good state. 

    The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida gained status as UNESCO World Heritage in 1993.

    The Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida is one of the largest archaeological sites in Spain.