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Merida is one of the most remarkable cities in Spain, containing a wealth of Roman ruins unmatched anywhere else in Iberia. For travelers interested in antiquity, Merida hotels provide a great base for exploring architecture and artefacts ranging from temples and arenas to domestic villas. Merida is also an important city in the region of Extremadura and a great place to sample the area's culinary delicacies. The selection of Merida accommodation featured on the Venere website offers visitors the opportunity to pinpoint the perfect accommodation for their stay in this atmospheric and attractive city, with maps that offer details on the proximity of major sights, restaurants and transport hubs. Pre-booking Merida rooms will ensure a comfortable and relaxed experience for your visit.
What's Merida Like?
The Roman remains are the obvious draw for most visitors to Merida, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city was once the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania and central highlights include the spectacular amphitheater and theater. Nearby are the ruins of a Roman villa and a museum housing a wealth of Roman treasures, artworks, statues and mosaics. Outside the city center there are additional Roman attractions, notably the hippodrome, aqueducts and the villa of Mitreo. The ancient bridge was the longest in the Roman empire and is still in use for pedestrians. After a long day exploring the antiquities, sample the atmospheric bars and restaurants around the Plaza De Espana where Extremaduran meat dishes and local wine are specialties. Merida hotels offer a convenient base for experiencing all that the city has to offer.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Merida
Extremadura is the region that gave the world the conquistadores who conquered the Americas. They did so on a diet of pork. The best way to fit in with Merida locals is to embrace the local love of ham, sausages, pork chops and a wide variety of pig-related produce. Most savory dishes are spiced with the local paprika, pimenton de la Vera. Merida is a tourist town used to international visitors but using a few everyday Spanish phrases will be welcomed. Tipping in Spain is not mandatory, but rounding up a check or adding a euro or two will make you popular. When choosing Merida hotels, it is invaluable to draw on the expertise of Venere. The Venere website features the certified reviews of previous guests to give a flavor of accommodation options. Used in combination with the Venere site's photos, search options and sample room details, it is possible to identify a place to stay in Merida that will suit any budget and requirements.
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