Circo Romano

sights / Historic

Circo Romano information

Mérida , Spain
Street Avenida Juan Carlos
entry by combined ticket adult/concession/child €12/6/free
Opening hours
9am-9pm Apr-Sep, 9.30am-2pm & 4-6.30pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6.30pm Sat & Sun Oct-Mar
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Lonely Planet review

The remains of the 1st-century Circo Romano, which could accommodate 30,000 spectators, represent the only surviving hippodrome of its kind in Spain. Inside you can see brief footage in Spanish about Diocles, a champion auriga (chariot racer) who served his apprenticeship in Mérida before going on to the big league in Rome.