Beautiful Place in Spain: MERIDA

. Saturday, April 26, 2008
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Travel MeridaIn 25 BC, Publio Carisio, working under orders from Caesar Octavio Augusto, created the city of Mérida, then known as Emérita Augusta, as a retirement colony for veterans of the successful Cántabras wars (Spanish Campaign). The location for this walled city was chosen due to its position in the heart of the Roman dominated Lusitania region, at the convergence of two major shipping routes on the Guadiana and Alberregas rivers.

According to the United Nations, Mérida "is an excellent example of a provincial Roman capital during the Empire and in the years following." (UNESCO website, Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida).


  • El Teatro Romano (The Roman Theater).
  • El Museo Nacional De Arte Romano (The National Museum of Roman Art).
  • El Anfitreo (The Amphitheater).
  • PUENTE SOBRE EL RIO GUADIANA (The bridge over the River Guadiana)
  • Templo De Diana: (Diana's Temple)