MERIDA

Capital of Extremadura

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 City Heritage of the Humanity  

PRODUCTS OF THE LAND

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Emeritus August, the capital of the former Lusitania, it is born for express desire of the emperor Augusto in the year 25 to. Of C., as place of rest of his soldiers of the Legions V and X. It occupied the geographical and political center of a wide peninsular zone and managed to be one of principal metropolis of the Roman Roman Spain.

After the fall of the Roman Empire, the visigodos conquered it, and on her, re-using spaces and materials, built another sumptuous city that shone equally for his brilliance and magnificence. Centuries afterwards, after the capture of the city by the Muslims, Merida was devastated and his public and religious buildings disappeared.

The Arabs strengthened it notably, him adding towers albarranas that they raised on Roman basements. For all this, the urban enclosure is an archaeological field of the first category, due to the remains of the superposed civilizations, which the foundations of the ciudad guard jealous. Today Merida is a mosaic of cultures and civilizations and at the same time a prosperous and calm city, which deserves a specific web that shows to the world, the brilliance of his past and the reality of his present, as the capital of the Autonomous Region of Estremadura. In these modest pages there are gathered some of the monuments that better can represent her.

  PULSATING IN THESE IMAGES YOU WILL ACCEDE TO HISTORY  AND  TO THE PRINCIPAL MONUMENTS OF THE CITY 

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  Merida roman     Merida visigoda and arab      Merida "stranger" 
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  Antonio García Candelas     l   Suggestions and impressions

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