Arch of Trajan

Mérida, Spain

Arch of Trajan in Mérida was an entrance arch, possibly to the provincial forum. It was located in the Cardo Maximus, one of the main streets of the city and connected it to the municipal forum. Made of granite and originally faced with marble, it measures 14 metres high, 5.7 metres wide and 8.7 metres internal diameter. It is believed to have a triumphal character, although it could also serve as a prelude to the Provincial Forum. Its name is arbitrary, as the commemorative inscription was lost centuries ago.


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Founded: 1st century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain

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Agassiz (10 months ago)
Great historical landmark
Darryl Burrows (14 months ago)
It’s worth seeing. It was much a once larger arch like the Arch de Triomph in Paris, but most of it has been stripped away. Go into the restaurant on the right - the arch is built right into it. Very cool.
Donny M (15 months ago)
Historic, impressive, and a great jazz bar on the corner
Gregg Duggan (2 years ago)
Wonderful imposing structure but has lost all of it adornments and barely resembles a Roman arch. Worth a walk by if you are in the area.
Jahan T (2 years ago)
I’m so glad McDonald has not sponsored it and painted it yellow. There is still hope for civil society.
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