It was located in the Historical via de la Plata Route; The city is a crossing of ways in the peninsular southwest. Mérida has a privileged location among Madrid, Lisbon, Seville and Salamanca and it is the centre of the autonomous region of Extremadura.
Mérida is an important point of join for business meetings and congress. In this sense Mérida has its Congress Palace and other buildings that make it possible to develope several meetings in the city.
FAIR INSTITUTION OF MERIDA (IFEME)
José Luis Panadero Alburquerque
Inaugurated in 2008, the fair institution of Mérida open its doors to a new comercial and turistic activity. Its lineal structure that has a 1970 industrial place into a fair institution.
It has three indoor halls (4,500 m2 in total) and another 4,400 m2 of outdoor area. It also has three auditoriums with capacity for 200, 100 and 60 people respectively. Parking space for 200 units.
ALCAZABA CULTURAL CENTER
Rafael Mesa Hurtado y Jesús Martínez Vergel
This multidisciplinary building highlights for its spectacular auditorium and a ground floor dedicated to the preservation of the archaeological remains discovered in what was anteriorly the site and they belong to a several roman houses.
It has an auditorium (500 seats) used for theatrical and dance performances, musical performances and film screenings and other activities. It also has meeting rooms and space for various exhibitions and shows.
CONGRESS AND EXHIBITION PALACE
Fuensanta Nieto y Enrique Sobejano
Inaugurated in May 2004. Its points out as a compact unit which dominates the left bank of the Guadiana River. Ramped Terraces provide access to the various areas from which one can appreciate the cityscape of Mérida , the river and its bridges, each of its own way representative of different epochs within the city History.
It has a main auditorium with over 1,000 seats, the other two with more than 250 seats, three 60-seat classrooms, a large exhibition space and an outdoor terrace. Parking space for 300 units.
NATIONAL ROMAN ART MUSEUM
Rafael Moneo Vallés
Its the only museum at a national level dedicated solely to Roman art in Spain. Its exhibits are rich both in quality and quantity, deriving as they do from the Roman Colony of Augusta Emerita and its sorrounding territories and they give a complete view of what the Roman Hipania was.
It has an auditorium of 120 seats and 200 m2 for exhibitions.
NATIONAL PUBLIC LIBRARY JESÚS DELGADO VALHONDO
It is situated on the left bank of the Guadiana River and is made up of four floors. The Three interlinking cubes are build with traditional materials as the granite and modern as metal and glass.
It has a hall for 300 seats and an audiovisual room for 50 seats, plus space for exhibitions.
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION SCHOOL OF EXTREMADURA
Francisco Javier Sáinz de Oiza
The building is presented to as solid aspect, closed to the outside world, but which manages (as was the case with roman houses) to allow light to penetrate via the atrium and an inside hall. The building system is of slabbed walls of reinforced concrete painted in ochre and terracota shades, using the same range of colours as found in roman and arabic buildings.
It has two halls of 200 and 125 seats and 7 classrooms with capacity for 20 people. Parking space for 200 units.
CULTURAL CENTER OF CAJA BADAJOZ
Arsenio Rica Cámara
The exhibition hall has two levels; the lower level combines modernity of design with the display of archaeological remains found during its construction. The aforementioned remains are made up of a sewer and a roadway that runs atop, as well as bathing facilities typical of the type of roman houses found within the city walls.
It has an auditorium of 250 seats and a meeting room with capacity for 18 people. It also has an exhibition space of 150m2.