Roman Forum

Mérida, Spain

The Roman Forum is an archaeological area in Mérida, Spain. It was the main public area of the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, founded in 25 BC by Emperor Augustus. The city had another forum, the Provincial Forum, built in 50 AD. Together with the other archaeological sites of the city, it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.

The most impressive sight in forum is Temple of Diana: Despite its name, wrongly assigned in its discovery, the building was dedicated to the imperial cult. Erected during Augustus' reign with local granite, later it was partly re-used for the palace of the Count of Corbos.

There is also a Temple of Mars, dedicated to the imperial cult, and portico which was built in the 1st century. It consists of a porticoed building with a wall housing several niches intended for statues found at this site. The portico was restored in the 20th century, and the discovered remains are on display at the National Museum of Roman Art.



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Founded: 25 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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colin Tarleton (2 years ago)
Beautiful clean place,the owner was absolutely great with us and very accommodating.
Ve Rena (4 years ago)
Wonderful place to stay in Mérida. Clean, friendly and quite charming. Very central, with all the historic sites within walking range.
Erin Diehl (5 years ago)
Basic, clean rooms. Beautiful grounds and excellent service. Highly recommended!
Jonathan Sarkany Perret (5 years ago)
Fantastic! Small hostal, very comfortable and clean, great price with breakfast included, and their own nearby closed parking. Fernando, the owner, received us and was extremely friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the things to visit in Merida. There is a beautiful inside patio with pool and lounging chairs and bar, which makes us want to return here in the spring!
Marina Mota (7 years ago)
Very clean, near the centre, kind staff, close to shops, monuments and restaurants. Lovely weekend, including a great massage to relax at the end of the day!
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