This large Islamic fort was built in the mid-9th century on a site already occupied by the Romans and Visigoths, probably becoming the...
Zona Arqueológica de Morería
This excavated Moorish quarter contains the remains of a cemetery, walls, houses dating from Roman to post-Islamic times and the...
Head out on an ambitious after-dark tour (in Spanish) focused on local legends and Mérida's lesser-known sights, but also taking in...
Under the arches of the ayuntamiento (town hall) on the Plaza de España's northeastern side and with tables on the square, La Moett is...
Tucked behind the Plaza de España, friendly Casa Nano serves hearty traditional extremeño dishes such as cordero a la ciruela (lamb...
Puente Romano information
Don't miss the extraordinarily powerful spectacle of the Puente Romano spanning the Río Guadiana. At 792m in length with 60 granite arches, it's one of the longest bridges built by the Romans. It was constructed in 25 BC when Emerita Augusta (modern-day Mérida) was founded, and then partly restored in the 17th century. The 20th-century Puente Lusitania , a sleek suspension bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, mirrors it to the northwest. The best Roman bridge views are from the Alcazaba's southwestern ramparts.