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Roman Theatre in Mérida



  • Stage of the Roman Theatre in Mérida. Badajoz

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Roman Theatre in Mérida


Contact details

Calle José Ramón Mélida s/n
06800  Mérida, Badajoz  (Extremadura)


Roman Theatre in Mérida


Timetables

From Apr 01 to Sep 30
 Monday to Sunday
 09:00 to 21:00


From Oct 01 to Mar 31
 Monday to Sunday
 09:00 to 18:30


Roman Theatre in Mérida


Prices

General: €12
Reduced: €6
Groups: €7

Roman Theatre in Mérida


Description

Constructed in 16 or 15 B.C., it is the best preserved Roman theatre in Europe. It is still used to stage theatre and ballet, recitals and other artistic events. It has a seating capacity for 3,000. The stage has three access doors and a podium over two and a half metres high. In the centre, there is a large stage decorated with marble columns. Every summer since 1933 it has played host to the Festival of Classical Theatre, a unique and unforgettable spectacle.

Construction:
Theatre

Artistic period:
Classical-Roman

Historic period:
Romanisation (B.C.)

  • World Heritage certification