The Extremadura region (in the west, bordering Portugal) is not a part of Spain that’s particularly overrun by tourists. But although it hasn’t got beaches, it’s still well worth a visit for anyone who’s at all interested in history, in architecture or indeed, for anyone who’d just like to holiday somewhere beautiful and atmospheric without the crowds.
Last Monday I wrote about some of the sights of Mérida, the capital of the Extremadura. Today, I want to share with you a few pictures of the Roman Theatre of Mérida:
In summer, the theatre is still in use in the evenings in its original function – so if you speak Spanish and get your timing right, you may actually be able to enjoy a play as well!
You might also like: ⇒ Cáceres, Town of Conquistadors and Bell-towers - a medieval town in the Extremadura, north of Mérida ⇒ Mérida in the Extremadura ⇒ Read more about: Spain ⇒ The Royal Monastery of Santa María de Guadalupe, also in the Extremadura region. It was one of the most important monasteries of Spain for centuries and is UNESCO World Heritage site. A little about its history and some stunning pictures of the interior of the main church (this is how I'd like to be able to photograph church interiors!).