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Parador® Merida

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Spain - Badajoz - Merida

Luxury four star hotel in an eighteenth century convent with artifacts from the Roman, Mudejar and Visigoth periods as well as decoration

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Beyond any doubt the main attraction here is the theatre and the amphitheatre at Merida. Imagine fourteen thousand people shouting, watching the beasts and the gladiators fighting. Restaurant at Parador de Merida

This Parador® keeps the structure of the 18th century convent that was built on the remains of a temple dedicated to the Concordia de Augusto.

Roman, Mudejar and Visigothic artifacts adorn the interior creating an intimate, welcoming atmosphere. The main sitting room is in the former chapel of the convent,

The inner courtyard, and the beautiful Mozarabic gardens are two of its most noteworthy areas.

Numerous gastronomic suggestions are offered by the restaurant.

Try the "criadillas de la Tierra" (truffles), "caldereta extremena" (stew), the assortment of "gazpachos" (cold soups), and Almoharin figs
garden at Merida Parador - Spain

As well as the international dishes on the menu, there are specialist dishes for those requiring a gluten free diet

A visit to the Roman Theatre and the Amphitheatre of Merida is a must. The National Museum of Roman Art displays many attractions.

You should visit the villages of Alange, Dolmen de Lacara, Medellin and Trujillo not forgetting the cities of Caceres and Badajoz.

The dams of Cornalvo and Proserpina are also worth seeing.

The Festival of Classical (Greek and Roman) Drama is held every month of July in Merida. In the first week of September, you should go to the Fair of Merida, and to the Feast of Santa Eulalia Martir held every 10th of December.
Bedroom at Parador of Merida
This region offers you excellent possibilities to go fishing or hunting. Other recommended sports are tennis and golf which can be played less than 3 miles from the Parador®.

The Parador® has seventy twin bedded rooms and nine double bedded rooms and three suites.

In the rooms you will find a telephone, television with canal plus, mini bar and safe. Also there is heating, air conditioning, piped music, currency exchange, lift, garden, garage and parking facilities (without security and limited places), satellite television and free wireless internet. The Parador® also has a seasonal swimming pool, sauna, gymnasium, restaurant, bar and conference facilities. There are facilities for the disabled.

Distance from the nearest airport is approximately 55 kms and the nearest train station is 0.5 kms away.

Animals are not allowed.

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No prepayment - No booking fees - Cancellations up to 72 hours prior to arrival without penalty
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PROMOTIONOVERVIEW (For more detailed information use the links below)
Golden Days 10% discount on accommodation and breakfast rate for guests aged 55 years or more
Young Persons 15% discount on accommodation, breakfast and menu for guests aged between 18 and 35 years old
2 Night Special 15% discount on half board for 2 nights stays in the same Parador®


Parador® Merida
Pza. Constitucion, 3
06800 Merida, Badajoz
Latitude: 38° 55' 5.6418" N (38.91835522672801)
Longitude: 6° 20' 44.7288" W (-6.345720291137695)
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Nearest Paradores®
Distance in Kilometres
Zafra 60 South
Caceres 70 North
Trujillo 90 North-east
Guardalupe 125 North-east
de la Vera
200 North
Oropesa 200 North-west

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Comment posted by M&J Kenneth
We booked Merida along with other paradores on our trip to and from the costa del sol. By mistake we arrived at Merida a day late as it was the check out date we read. Reception then rang the Sallamanca paradore which was the next stop to verify our booking. The desk were very helpful and could not do anything as we were due to catch a ferry, we therefore made our way to Sallamanca. We have stayed in Merida on previous occasions and enjoyed the experience.
Comment posted by Robyn Peterson
We enjoyed our stay in September 2013, spacious room with view, excellent bathroom. Able to walk easily to roman sites, river and main square and shops. Excellent breakfast, wifi available, swam in the pool and used the gym. We arrived at night and reception warm and welcoming, we would highly recommend staying at Merida.
Comment posted by Joy Browne
We stayed here two nights in August while on business. Very nice hotel - good location (once we found it!) and managed to park in the street close by and nice and central so that we were able to walk around. Staff were very, very helpful. Dinner was excellent and the breakfast buffet was absolutely fantastic - never seen so much choice. Nice bathroom but we thought that the bedroom furniture was a bit dated - the beds were incredibly hard - felt that we were staying in a Convent!
Comment posted by I. Wirth
Our stay May 18, 2013 Thel Parador of Mérida the place to have a rest and enjoy the warm atmosphere of the historic building. We enjoyed the wide range of the breakfast buffet as well as the garden. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The on-site parking is helpful. It's best to get to know the old city on foot. Very convenient location in Mérida to visit the worthwile Roman ruins and theatre as well as the excellent Roman Museum. We find the Golden Days for over 55 years of age a good idea. Definitely we will come back when we are in the Extremadura and try to stay in another parador as well.

Parador® hotel of Merida in eighteenth century convent near Badajoz has artifacts from the Roman, Mudejar and Visigoth periods as wall decoration.