Museo de Arte Visigodo
Arco de Trajano
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Museo de Arte Visigodo information
Many of the Visigothic objects unearthed in Mérida are exhibited in this archaeological museum, set inside a 16th-century church-convent just off the Plaza de España. It's a fascinating (Spanish-language) insight into a little-known period of Spanish history. In a little side-room, there's a stone-carved Moorish inscription dating the Alcazaba's 835 foundation.