"Mérida, the Roman capital of Hispania", the local experience

Art and culture

Promotion: 20% OFF

100% private experience - You and your friends only

  • 5 hours
  • Up to 4 participants
  • English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • $Free cancellation: up to last 24h

In the Spanish region of Extremadura, where the land breathes history and culture that date back to the Roman times, Merida is the city where traces of an ancient past meet and coexist with the present life. Capital of the Roman Hispania, Merida is a city that will make you stroll with your nose nicely up: Roman temples, theatre and amphitheatre, arches and much more are all visible and beautifully maintained. Let our local guide share her expertise and knowledge with you, and delve into an unforgettable experience where the past still lives today!

2 things you will never forget

  • Delving into the Roman history at the Roman theatre and amphitheatre, beautifully preserved and still mysterious
  • Admiring the Temple of Diana, that was turned into a family palace during the Renaissance

Discover what your amazing day will look like

Let's meet: You will meet your guide in front of the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

We will embark together on a walking journey, starting with a visit to the Roman museum. In Mérida it is usually very hot, so we can tell you that being inside the museum will be appreciated, while the outside temperature cools down. The museum hosts over 30,000 pieces, and space is lacking to host all the remains extracted from the ruins. Of course, we will keep enough time for souvenir shopping. Afterwards, we will move toward the Roman Theatre and the Amphitheatre.

We will then have a nice break, and taste typical “tapas” as well as a “caña” (small beer)

Let's go now for the second part of the tour, as plenty of other places still await for us. For example, the Roman Temple of Diana, gate to the Roman Forum. Then, Trajanos’ arch, the Roman bridge and the Alcazaba. For every single spot, you may ask whether for more explanations, for pictures ... it is entirely up to you. If you are interested, we can also go to Los Milagros Aqueduct or the basilica of Santa Eulalia, about which your guide will have many things to tell.

Let's have some food in a small bar that proposes delicious and cheap food.

... and this is just the beginning !

Not being in a rush. Leaving space for the unexpected. Enjoy the local vibe and create unforgettable memories.

This is what our experiences are really all about. So start your own Live Story, and let the magic happen!

  • Entry ticket
  • Authentic & local meal
  • Typical snack

Meet Sara, your Local Guide

Picture of Sara Rodriguez Romo

Hi, I'm Sara! I was born in Olivenza, a place that used to be Portuguese but is now Spanish. As they say here, I am a daughter of Spain and a granddau...ghter of Portugal; that's how I feel. I studied philosophy and archaeology. These are not only my passions, but also what the neighbouring provinces of Extremadura and Alentejo and their inhabitants radiate and share with their visitors. I also love to travel, and the best way to do so is to visit my friends all over the world, so that they can show me their REAL country. I believe this is the only way to get to know a place, and that is the person I would like to be for you! I am outgoing, full of energy and definitely a fan of history, mythology and legends. If you add to this a good little drink at the end of the experience, you will remember this moment forever.

The meeting point

Sara will be waiting for you at Museo Nacional de Arte Romano

Address > Calle José R Mélida, s/n, 06800 Mérida, Badajoz, Spain

Other important information


  • Kids-friendly
  • Pregnancy friendly
  • Food allergic friendly
  • Cardiac friendly

Practical information

  • Plan to wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Flip-flops are not recommended because of the cobblestones around the Roman theater.
  • It will likely be hot so please bring water, have a hat and some sunscreen.
  • Most places accept credit card, but some cash is always recommended just in case.

Cancellation policy

Full refund up to 24h prior to your experience.

If, for any reason, you would like to cancel the Live Story experience you booked on itinari, simply send an email to cancellation@itinari.com. Please do not forget to mention your first name, family name and booking ID in your message (ID can be found in the confirmation emails of your experience). Since money transfers between banks can take some time, please note that the money might take up to 10 days before being available on your bank account.

Any experience due to happen within the next 24h cannot be reimbursed, out of exceptional circumstances such as a medical emergency, a natural disaster or a pandemic that would affect your availability at the chosen date.

Who are our local guides ?

All our Guides are part of a giant network of passionate locals, spread all around the world.

They are all carefully selected True Locals. Local dwellers, or people living in close vicinity, possessing strong local knowledge and acquaintances, and able - thanks to their skills and personality - to transform your unique Live Story into a really unforgettable experience.

They are social, friendly, flexible and trustworthy. But above all, they love to share with others what they love themselves in the first place. With them, be ready to live a local experience like you never did before.

COVID-19 info

At itinari, guaranteeing the safety and good health of our customers, partners and employees (guides, editors, team) is a top priority. So, in accordance with the regulations decided by local authorities at destination, our guides have been trained and are up to date with regard to the enforcement of safety measures and good practices. All this to ensure a safe and memorable Live Story experience. These practices are :

  • Social distancing
  • Hand sanitation prior and potentially during the experience
  • Wearing masks in all the places where social distancing can not be practiced
  • Optional usage of plastic gloves

    Gloves are not mandatory, but strongly recommended should the experience require a lot of manual interactions with your guide or local individuals.

Missing your mask? No more gel?

Try to bring your own mask and hand sanitizer before coming to your experience. Still, if needed, your guide can provide you with some if needed.

The itinari guarantee

No bad surprises

You already know the story since you've read it. Yours will be even more memorable and unique.

Truly local

Our guides are chosen for their local knowledge and anchorage. Which they are happy to share with you.

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Sara Rodriguez Romo

"Mérida, the Roman capital of Hispania"

with your exclusive local guide Sara

€49 per p.

(€62) 20% OFF

100% satisfied. Or 100% refunded !