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Templo de Diana Mérida

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  • Day15

    Beautiful Mélide

    May 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Wow! What a gem. No wonder it is a world heritage site.

    The day started early, leaving our rather primitive albergue before dawn. There was a wedding last night and the locals seem to celebrate by driving round all night and sounding their horns in the early hours of the morning, so we were all wakened by a 5am cacophony.

    It was a straight tramp along the highway and we reached the Roman bridge into Mélide by morning tea time - perfect for sightseeing. Aside from the magnificent arched bridge I also saw the Roman ampitheatre, the circus, the Alcazaba (fort), temple of Diana and the Roman and Visigoth museums (phew!)

    And a local exhibition of folkloric singing and dancing!

    Tonight I and two other women are sharing a room in a good hotel. Such luxury to have our own bathroom and be able to spread our gear around.
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    Robyn Smith

    Good morning, Jill. What splendid photos. I wonder whether the citizens of Merida realise how rich in history their home is. You look happy as do fellow pilgrims. Back from flying visit to Brisbane for Heidi’s birthday. She was quiet unwell but managed some fun once loaded with sugar.

    5/6/18Reply
    Ian Hill

    We need that dance in Sydney. I reckon I could learn to do it - except it might expose my growing middle.

    5/6/18Reply
    Judy Mylonas

    great photos of the ruins(and I'm not referring to the pilgrims)....happy travelling.

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Templo de Diana Mérida, Templo de Diana Merida