The colony of Augusta Emerita, which became present-day Mérida in Estremadura, was founded in 25 B.C. at the end of the ... More
Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida
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.
The Museo Arqueológico contains thousands of pre historic artifacts and remains from ancient civilizations based in Italy, Greece, Cyprus, and
Egypt. One of the highlights is the museum's reproduction of the Altamira caves in northern Spain with their fascinating ...