At the beginning of Summer, the city of Mérida offers you the opportunity to be a witness (or, preferably, an actor or extra) of scenes from everyday life in the Roman world, getting to know their way of life by using the original scenery that makes up the best-preserved and most complete collection of archaeological monuments of Hispania: Emerita Augusta.

This activity makes us revival the great ruins of the old city, open the monuments to the public and show them in an educational and cheerful way. In this sense, the organization takes care of all the historical details; plots, scenes, dresses, object, messages, scents, flavors.

Emerita Lvdica (lvdi = games) takes this name in order to remind us of the festive atmosphere that accompanied the games of the capital of Lusitania, attracting people from all the country. Gladiator challenges are fought, rites are celebrated in the Temple of Diana, the Forum becomes full of life, recreating scenes from the everyday life of Emerita Augusta, the Legionaries enter via the city's Roman bridge, camping at its gates, where they do training exercises, and there are continuous recreation of daily life in a Roman town. The program also consists of conferences, theatre, readings of classic test…This is a pleasant cultural product for all the family which open the active involvement of the public with the attitude of enjoying and reviving the history.

Besides, other activities as The Roman Gastronomic Route Sentia Amarantis, takes placed in those days; Pubs in the city are decorated in roman style.

This activity is organized by Mérida city hall with the help of the Monumental Consortium, Regional Government, Roman Museum, and the Provincial Administration.


X Edition: From June 3 to June 9, 2019


At the beginning of Summer, the city of Mérida offers you the opportunity to be a witness (or, preferably, an actor or extra) of scenes from everyday life in the Roman world, getting to know their way of life by using the original scenery that makes up the best-preserved and most complete collection of archaeological monuments of Hispania: Emerita Augusta.

This activity makes us revival the great ruins of the old city, open the monuments to the public and show them in an educational and cheerful way. In this sense, the organization takes care of all the historical details; plots, scenes, dresses, object, messages, scents, flavors.

Emerita Lvdica (lvdi = games) takes this name in order to remind us of the festive atmosphere that accompanied the games of the capital of Lusitania, attracting people from all the country. Gladiator challenges are fought, rites are celebrated in the Temple of Diana, the Forum becomes full of life, recreating scenes from the everyday life of Emerita Augusta, the Legionaries enter via the city's Roman bridge, camping at its gates, where they do training exercises, and there are continuous recreation of daily life in a Roman town. The program also consists of conferences, theatre, readings of classic test…This is a pleasant cultural product for all the family which open the active involvement of the public with the attitude of enjoying and reviving the history.

Besides, other activities as The Roman Gastronomic Route Sentia Amarantis, takes placed in those days; Pubs in the city are decorated in roman style.

This activity is organized by Mérida city hall with the help of the Monumental Consortium, Regional Government, Roman Museum, and the Provincial Administration.


X Edition: From June 3 to June 9, 2019