The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the Spanish Campaign and was the capital of Lusitania.
The well-preserved remains of the old city include, in particular, a large bridge over the Guadiana, an amphitheatre, a theatre, a vast circus and an exceptional water-supply system.
It is an excellent example of a provincial Roman capital during the empire and in the years afterwards.- UNESCO (CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0)
Featured sites in this world heritage
- Aqueduct of los Milagros
- Alcantarilla Bridge
- Arch of Trajan
- Circo romano
- Temple of Diana
- National Museum of Roman Art
- Roman Bridge over Albarregas River
- Sta. Eulalia Basilica