This large Islamic fort was built in the 9th century on a site already occupied by the Romans and Visigoths. Down below, its pretty...
Zona Arqueológica de Morería
This excavated Moorish quarter contains the remains of a cemetery, walls and houses dating from Roman to post-Islamic times.
Museo de Arte Visigodo
Many of the Visigothic objects unearthed in Mérida are exhibited in this archaeological museum, just off Plaza de España. It's a...
Maikel's is the place to move your booty in downtown Mérida. Look for the twinkling orange globe outside.
Tucked behind Plaza de España, the simpático staff here serve up hearty traditional dishes such as cordero a la ciruela (lamb with...
Puente Romano information
Don't miss the extraordinarily powerful spectacle of the Puente Romano over the Río Guadiana. At 792m in length with 60 granite arches, it is one of the longest bridges built by the Romans. The altogether more modern Puente Lusitania , a sleek suspension bridge designed by Santiago Calatrava, mirrors it to the northwest. The best views of the bridge are from the southwestern ramparts of the Alcazaba.