MERIDA is the capital of Extremadura and was once the capital of the Roman Empire of Lusitania. Its essence lives in this city as it has the largest extension of Roman ruins in Spain. Go for a walk in this city becomes a beautiful trip to the past.
Torta del Casar (cheese), Cordero a la Extremeña (lamb).
Because this city belongs to Badajoz, we recommend to visit our Badajoz and Caceres section.
Outside the city
The wonderful Holy Week of Merida is happening between the 14th and 21st of the month and it is an absolute must if you are on and about as the entire city celebrates with tradition and music the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Merida is only 45 km away from the domestic Badajoz airport. The closest international airports are in Sevilla, Madrid and Lisbon. We recommend to spend 2 days here to enjoy the architecture and secrets of the Roman city.