Merida was established by the Romans in 25 BC as the administrative center of one of the three provinces on the Iberian peninsula. We spent Tuesday morning visiting just a few of the many Roman ruins in Merida.
The Roman amphitheater
and the Theatre.
The National Museum of Roman art is built over a crypt that shows the houses, roads and tombs found during building. It is multistory, and open with natural light. There are four floors and all kinds of art found primarily in Merida.
Next we went to see the excavations in the Crypt of the church of Santa Eulalia.
Then the Aqueduct
And Diana’s Temple
About one o’clock we retrieved our car and drove north to Cácarces. Our Parador is right in the middle of the old walled town. While I took a nap Duke got a haircut.
We had dinner in the Plaza Mayor. It was the night before the May Day holiday and there were lots of people out and about. For desert we bought ice cream.