Things to see and do - Mérida
Unmissable tourist sites
Mérida Travel guide
Mérida : Michelin's recommendations
Although Mérida’s modern town has many charming nooks and crannies, its unique Roman monuments are of greater interest to visitors. The town was once the capital of Lusitania and as a result is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tourist attractions Mérida : Things to see and do
José-Ramón-Mélida E - 06800 Mérida
Situated in an impressive modern building specially designed by architect Rafael Moneo to present the extensive collections of Roman archaeology from Mérida. On the upper floors, which contain jewellery, coins and pottery, you can see some fine mosai..
E - 06800 Mérida
In 25BC, the Roman governor of Augustus founded the township of Emerita Augusta. It was well-situated on the River Guadiana and at the junction of major Roman roads, and as a result soon became the capital of Lusitania. The Romans lavished upon it te..
Paseo de José Alvarez Sàenz de Buruaga E - 06800 Mérida
Built by Agrippa, Augustus's son in law, 24 years BC, the theatre has the classic arrangement of the great imperial theatres: banks of seats in a semicircle with capacity for 6,000; a very fine stage wall decorated (2C AD) with colonnades and statues..
Plaza de España, 19 E - 06800 Merida
Located in Plaza de España Square, this restored 15th-century palace offers a rooftop terrace with a small seasonal pool and city views. Bluecity Mérida Palace is 200 metres from the Roman Temple of Diana. Rooms at the Mérida Palace have elegant déc..
Camilo José Cela, 10 E - 06800 Merida
Located in Mérida’s historic centre, Hotel Cervantes is 400 metres from the Roman Forum and 250 metres from the train station. Each air-conditioned room offers a TV, private bathroom and free Wi-Fi. The family-run Cervantes Hotel has an à la carte r..
Almendralejo, 58 E - 06800 Merida
Set in a former convent, dating from the 18th century, the Parador de Mérida provides attractive accommodation. It is within 10 minutes' walk of Mérida's main attractions. Parador de Mérida boasts a pleasant, traditional-style inner courtyard and be..
Castelar 1 E - 06800 Mérida
A family-run restaurant just a few metres from Mérida's Moorish fortress. A classic yet contemporary interior with several meticulously arranged dining rooms. The focus is on updated traditional cuisine with particular attention paid to quality ingre..
pl. de la Constitución 3 (acceso parking por calle Almendralejo 58) E - 06800 Mérida
av. José Fernández López E - 06800 Mérida
Guests will be pleasantly surprised by the views of the beautiful Santiago Calatrava designed Lusitania bridge visible through the large windows in the attractive, minimalist-style dining room. Highly personalised and reasonably priced cuisine.