Santa Eulalia Basilica

Mérida, Spain

Basílica de Santa Eulalia may have been the first Christian temple erected to Spain after Christianization of Roman empire. It was dedicated to Eulalia of Mérida, a young Roman Christian martyred in Augusta Emerita in 304 AD. The current church was built in the 13th century after it has been conquered by Christians during Reconquista. 

Basilica contains collection of tombs of very distinct periods, oldest the considerably big, late-Roman mausoleums.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Religious sites in Spain

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Ken Richards (9 months ago)
The remains of Roman and Christian burial places beneath the Basilica of Sta Eulalia. There are some brightly painted frescoes in one of the tombs. It costs another 2 euros if you want to enter the church, which is a touch cheeky.
Dom Monteiro (16 months ago)
I had several hours to spend in Merida so I wanted to look around the Basilica. I know basic Spanish, but I had no choice but to pay €6 euros to look around the crypt - this was just boring for me, all descriptions were in Spanish. At the end there was an attendant and I had to pay an extra €2 euros to see the Basilica, which was quite good (I can see some of the crypt from there anyway..,). It is a scam that they do not allow visitors the option of what they want to see!
Aaron Ochse (2 years ago)
Beautiful historic church that only costs two extra euros on top of the crypt ticket. Very ancient and interesting.
darius savolskis (3 years ago)
Church is quite unique as it is built Roman necropolis and this necropolis under the church can be visited.
Katerina P (4 years ago)
If you have the combined ticket it is not bad to visit. Some ruins under the church with some new facts for me. In case you have few time in Mérida prefer to visit another place. The church itself I don't know how it is.
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