Art and culture 

Medellín roman ensemble

Visiting ruins at Medellín is like returning to the glorious Roman past of the antique city Metellinum.

Location and Contact:

06411 Medellín , Badajoz (Extremadura)

How to get to

Opening times

PRIMAVERA (25 Febrero al 05 Mayo)
Lunes cerrado
Martes: 16:00-19:00h
Miércoles a Domingo y Festivos: 10.30 a 13:30 y de 16:00 a 19:00h

VERANO (7 De de Mayo a 15 de septiembre)
Lunes cerrado
Martes: 18:00-21:00h
Miércoles a Domingo y Festivos: 10:30 a 13:30 y de 18:00 a 21:00h

OTOÑO (17 Septiembre al 21 octubre)
Lunes cerrado
Martes: 17:00-20:00h
Miércoles a Domingo y Festivos: 10:30 a 13:30 y de 17:00 a 20:00h

INVIERNO (22 Octubre al 24 febrero)
Lunes cerrado
Martes: 15:30-18:30h
Miércoles a Domingo y Festivos: 10.30 a 14:00 y de 15:30 a 18:00h
(Visitas guiadas dentro del Teatro Romano: 11:00, 12:00, 16:00 y 17:00)

Fee

General: 3 euros

Reduced: 1,5 euros

Under 12 years old: free

  • Visiting ruins at Medellín is like returning to the glorious Roman past of the antique city Metellinum.

    This Badajoz city was founded in the year 79 B. C. by the Roman consul Quinto Cecilio Metelo Pío, and it became an important Roman colony, as it was a link between the Silver Way and the routes from Augusta Emerita (Mérida) to Toletum (Toledo) and Corduba (Cordoba).

    From that Roman past, the theatre, several villas, ruins of buildings, ceramics, numismatic remains and a mosaic with a geometric theme, from 1st century, found near Las Galapagueras, still remain. All of these remains lead us to think that Medellín must have been the largest town in Extremadura until the current Mérida was founded.

    A past that you get to know first-hand at the visitor's centre at the archaeological site, where there are records of this town's passage through the prehistoric and historic periods. This centre is in the Church of Santiago, which is Roman style with Gothic touches, and was built over the old Roman theatre.

  • Origin:
  • Romanisation (BC)
  • Construction:
  • Archaeological site
  • Art period:
  • Romanisation
  • Period in history:
  • Various periods
  • Accessibility:

    • Disabled access
    • Admits guide dogs
    • Accessible car park
    • Accessible facilities and common areas
    • Access ramps
    • Toilet with disabled access
    • Toilet for disabled people in common areas

    Services:

    • Guided Tours

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