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Morerías Archaeological Zone

Find out how the town of Mérida developed from Roman times to the Visigoth era.

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A trip through time


Location and Contact:

Paseo de Roma s/n
06800 Mérida , Badajoz (Extremadura)
  • Find out how the town of Mérida developed from Roman times to the Visigoth era.

    One of the largest urban archaeological sites in the Iberian Peninsula is located on a plot of land covering just 14m2 in Mérida. In Morerías you can take delight in observing the most extensive section of Roman wall excavated to date, where you can see the original stonework, the reinforcements that were adjoined to it towards the end of the empire, gates, doors and parapet walks.

    You will also see in situ how the porticoed roads, the houses and blocks were modified from the 1st century AD to the Visigoth era. Another enjoyable visit is the famous 3rd-century Casa de "Los Mármoles", and the palatial spaces from the era of the Emirs and humble abodes from the Caliphal period this archaeological site is dotted with, included in the archaeological complex of Mérida which was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1993.

  • Origin:
  • Romanisation (AD)
  • Construction:
  • Archaeological site
  • Art period:
  • Roman
  • Visigoth
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Various styles
  • Official name :
  • World Heritage Site

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