6 days ago
I love visiting ancient sites, especially Roman ruins. They hold up particularly well given their use of Roman cement, why was a mystery as to how it was made until recently. ⠀⠀⠀ The Roman ruins in Merida are some of the best in the world. Originally founded as a settlement for veterans of the Roman Legion under Augustus, it became a thriving city in the region. ⠀⠀⠀ The original name of the town was Emerita Augusta, and the modern name of Merida is derived from the Latin “Emerita”, which means veteran. ⠀⠀⠀ In addition to the theater (shown) and nearby amphitheater, there is a fantastic aqueduct, temples, ruins of homes, Roman walls, and one of the best museums of Roman artifacts in the world. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ More people should consider Merida in their travel plans to Spain.