Mérida. Roman Theatre

This is the most emblematic of the public buildings of Emerita Augusta. Its construction was ordered by Marcus Agrippa in the year 18 B.C., although the stage was remodelled in the times of Trajan and Hadrian. It was built of dressed granite with a huge cavea with a capacity of 5,500 spectators. Nowadays it is the main setting for the International Festival of Classical Theatre of Mérida and the Stone and Music Festival.

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Coordinates: 38.9152027,-6.3406923