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Finding magic under the stars of the Camino Santiago de Compostela

Sunday, May 12, 2013

VDLP 2013: The Scoop on Merida

So right next to the Museu de Artes Romanos is the Visitor Center. Hooray!

I got a map in English and the lady gave all the info I needed for my two day visit

This info is different than what was posted on the website. This schedule is good from April 1 to September 30, 2013.

National Museum of Roman Art:
Tues-Sat. 9:30am - 8:00 pm
Sun. 10 am - 3:00 pm
Closed Sunday afternoon and all day Monday
Tickets: 3 euros, FREE pensioners & students with I.D., FREE Saturdays from 2 pm and Sunday mornings.

Theater and Ampitheater, Roman Circus, Alcazaba, Mithraeum House, Columbaria Archaeological Musem

Mon - Wed. 9:30 am - 2:00 pm then 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun. 9 - 9 pm

Morarias Archaeological Area
Santa Eulalia Crypt

Mon - Sun. 9:30 am - 2:00 pm then 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Tickets for the above

Single entrance ticket good for all day or for both Sunday and Monday : 12 euros
Gets you into all attractions.

Reduced Ticket. 6 euros
It states only for EEC citizens but I just showed my Tarjeta Dorado (5 euros at Renfre) and he gave me the discount.
-free up to 7 year
- junior 12-18
- valid student card to 25 yrs.
-pensioner over 65
-family ticket (3 children and over)

The Visigoth Art Museum was a wash in my opinion. Everything I saw there, I also saw at the first museum.

I saw a choo choo that takes you on a tour around Merida. My experience is that these are worth the 4-5 euros just to get a good circular tour.

I guess that is it!

Here are a few photos if my favorite things at the museum. The glass and mosaics were spectacular.
Blown glass fish - beautiful!

Glass funnel

Gorgeous mosaic floors and painted walls

I'd wear these!

A very dainty and pretty glass cup.

People in ancient Roman times had fancy glass dishes!


Unguent jars

Lots of clay lamps

A canteen - you could carry it on the Camino!

I loved this colander

Dental and Surgical Tools haven't changed much

The FACES of Roman Spain!
You can see any of these folks walking down main street today!

There was much, much more to see.
I just don't have enough space to post all the photos.
Walk the Via de la Plata!
Stop in Merida!
See it for yourself!


  1. Thanks for the info. Good to see Snr's are free!

  2. I"m not as big a fan of museums as you are, but the photos are really interesting.

  3. Fantastico! Looks like a good place to stay awhile.


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