"The Roman Theatre of Mérida", the local experience

Art and culture

Promotion: 20% OFF

100% private experience - You and your friends only

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

Capital of the Roman Hispania and located at the heart of Extremadura in Spain, Mérida is a city that most archaeologists consider worth a diamond. The Roman traces and history can be seen in open air and around every corner… and most of the ruins are not even excavated yet! Alongside our local guide, experience and visit the Mérida’s Roman theater which is one of the best preserved sites in the whole world. And soak in the authentic culture of which the locals are so proud of: a mix of admiration for the glorious past and profound desire to respect it and learn from it. A truly memorable experience!

2 things you will never forget

  • Admiring one of the best preserved Roman theaters, worldwide
  • Walking in a town that literally "is" above the ancient capital of Hispania, whose remains you can glimpse in every corner!

Discover what your amazing day will look like

Let's meet: You will meet your guide in Margarita Xirgu Square, just in front of the Theatre's gate.

In the first part of the experience, we will be busy discovering what has made the town so impressive and famous : a visit of both the theater and the adjacent amphitheater. Afterwards, a one minute walk will lead us to the Roman Museum, again for a very complete and interesting visit.

Now, if you like, let me take you to a great place to enjoy a drink and a snack. It's a good time for informal discussion as well.

After the break, you may want to buy souvenirs before we head towards the Milagros Aqueduct. On the way there, we will stop briefly at St. Eulalia basilica. At the Albarregas Park we will visit the aqueduct and walk on the Roman bridge. With all of this will come explanations, local anecdotes, and time for great pictures of course.

It's time for a good lunch, in a café bar very much appreciated by locals, to taste typical "raciones". On our way, we will pass by the roman thermae, for a quick glimpse.

The moment has come to leave your guide and say goodbye. Hopefully, you enjoyed the experience !

... 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 Adam, your Local Guide

Picture of Adam L. Maloney

Hello, I'm Adam, a journalist, teacher and itinari guide based in Badajoz and Cáceres, Extremadura, Spain. I'm from London, where I was born and grew ...up, but have spent the last nine years living on the Iberian Peninsula, including Pamplona, Seville and Lisbon before settling in in Extremadura. I'm a lover of literature, history and sport, which is why I'm often running in the mornings, watching football in the evenings and reading late at night. The people I've made friends with over the years would most likely describe me as somewhat of a 'night owl' because the night is when I tend to socialise most, often in bars. I first fell in love with travelling in 2008 when I went inter-railing across Europe for two months. Since then I knew that travelling was and always will be a major part of my life. Being a guide comes naturally to me because I love sharing what I know about places with others, and I know from experience how much a local-based guide can enhance your trip. What I want to do is to show you things about places that you won't find in any guidebook… so shall we begin?

The meeting point

Adam will be waiting for you at Plaza Margarita Xirgu

Address > Plaza Margarita Xirgu, Mérida, Spain

Other important information


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

Practical information

  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes
  • If you come in the summer, the weather will surely be hot, so have sunscreen and wear a hat
  • Bring cash as bank cards are not always accepted

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.

Experience more

Do not stick to your average tour. Live a real local behind-the-scenes adventure. To be remembered forever.

Adam L. Maloney

"The Roman Theatre of Mérida"

with your exclusive local guide Adam

€45 per p.

(€56) 20% OFF

100% satisfied. Or 100% refunded !