Emerging Europe Travel Destintions – Mérida Spain- Roman history Europe324
Located right on Via de la Plata, Merida is heir to a glorious Roman past. His theater, amphitheater or temple dedicated to the goddess Diana make the former capital of Roman Lusitania one of the best preserved archaeological sites in Spain, allowing you to have the declaration of World Heritage.
This immense Roman legacy reflected in the National Museum of Roman Art, where you can learn about the past of the city through a rich collection of objects from Merida and its vicinity.
The capital of Extremadura has a calendar filled with interesting cultural events, among which each summer the Festival of Classical Theatre, one of the most important of which are organized in Spain.
Merida’s history is closely linked to Roman expansion in the Iberian Peninsula. Its foundation as a city would take place in the year 25. C. under the rule of Emperor Augustus, who would take his first name, Emerita Augusta.