Essential experiences in Mérida | What places to visit?
Despite not having coastal areas or major cities, Extremadura is one of the most attractive regions in Spain for a weekend break in one of its excellent hotels, many of which are located very nearby areas of natural beauty, large national parks and reserves of huge ecological value. Both provinces of this Spanish region, Badajoz and Cáceres, offer visitors a variety of interesting places to see, with considerable charm and a wealth of history.
The Roman city of Mérida is located in Extremadura, a town privileged to have been a World Heritage Site for some years now. It has valuable and fascinating monuments that have been beautifully preserved, such as the amphitheatre, theatre, temples, bridges and aqueducts dating back to Roman times. Furthermore, this region’s location makes it possible to visit other archaeological remains, as it has been home and witness to other cultures, including the Arab civilisation. In addition to Mérida, Cáceres is another important destination, with its fascinating Old City, a shining example of its Medieval past. The Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe is another interesting place to visit for all those who value the rich cultural heritage of this Spanish region.