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... made it even more intriguing.
Getting there was no problem - just a short 1 hour drive, but trying to find the ruins was difficult. As we drove to the the 'historic centro' we could see something that looked like old buildings and a good clue is always tour buses parked nearby, but the entrance remained a mystery.
It was agreed that we would have to find a tourist office... also not easy. The town is best explored on foot, but finding a place to park to find ...
Spain and portugal have had a range of occupying forces as you may have already known. We have started seeing more of the roman ruins. As with many things they were altered over time. Most of the Roman stuff was either filled in and built over the top of, pulled apart for stones for new designs or kept and adjusted. It seems like many ruins are discovered when excavations occur for car parks etc. Makes you think any builders might try and ignore them if found! there is a real ...
... Badajoz, it does have loads of old buildings but it is very dirty, lots of rubbish in the streets and they smell like sewage in places. Our hotel is nice enough and there are the remains of an old fortress in the city which we walked around.
Another hot day, not sure of the temperature but feels like early 30's again in the peak of the day.
This is just a one night transit stop to break our journey.
The Roman Theatre of Mérida is a construction promoted by the consul Vipsanius Agrippa in the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, capital of Lusitania. It was constructed in the years 16 to 15 BCE. The Amphitheatre of Mérida is a ruined Roman amphitheater situated in the Roman colony of Emerita Augusta, present-day Mérida, in Spain.
My ankle was still swollen this morning (I kept it raised all night) but gave it a soft test run and decided I was ok to walk. Left slowly, but was rocking on pretty close to normal pace soon enough. Just watch where you put your feet ditz brain, stay off the rocks and on the grass as much as you can.
As we approach the first village hankering for coffee, there is a medieval bridge. We thought Roman, but map said medieval and that makes sense ...