Roman Forum (Mérida)
The Temple of Diana.
|UNESCO World Heritage Site|
|Official name||Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida|
|Criteria||Cultural: iii, iv|
|Inscription||1993 (17th Session)|
The Roman Forum is an archaeological area in Mérida, Spain. It was the main public area of the Roman city of Emerita Augusta, founded in 25 BC by Emperor Augustus. The city had another forum, the Provincial Forum, built in 50 AD. Together with the other archaeological sites of the city, it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1993.
- Temple of Diana. Despite its name, wrongly assigned in its discovery, the building was dedicated to the Imperial cult. Erected during Augustus' reign with local granite, later it was partly re-used for the palace of the Count of Corbos.
- Temple of Mars
- Portico, built in the 1st century AD
- Basilica, facing the Temple of Diana
- Roman Provincial Forum (Mérida), other Roman forum located in Mérida.
- Official Mérida webpage (in Spanish)