At the height of its glory in the 1st century b.c., this amphitheater could seat up to 15,000 spectators. Chariot races were held here, along with gladiator combats and mock sea battles, for which the arena would be flooded. Many of the seats were placed dangerously close to the bloodshed. You can visit some of the rooms that housed the wild animals and gladiators waiting to go into battle.
Merida, Spain› Attraction
Calle José Ramón Melida s/n
Our Rating Hours Apr–Sept daily 9am–9pm; Oct–Mar daily 9:30am–2pm and 4–7 pm Phone 92-431-25-30 Prices Admission 12€ for all the major archaeological sites in town, reduced to 6€ for students and seniors, free for children under 12
MapCalle José Ramón Melida s/n Merida, Spain
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