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
  • Amphitheatre
  • Arch of Trajan
  • Circo romano
  • Temple of Diana
  • National Museum of Roman Art
  • Roman Bridge over Albarregas River
  • Sta. Eulalia Basilica

Aqueduct of los Milagros

Alcantarilla Bridge

Amphitheatre

Arch of Trajan

Circo romano

Temple of Diana

National Museum of Roman Art

Roman Bridge over Albarregas River

Sta. Eulalia Basilica

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DATA

Region
Europe
Country
Spain 
Category
Cultural
Name
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
Selection Criteria (?)
(iii)(iv)
Year of Registered
1993
Keyword
Archaeological Remains, Registered in 1993