Guesthouse Hostal Emeritae (Mérida)

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Tel. number +34 924 303 183
Address Calle Sagasta 40, 06800 Mérida (Badajoz)
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Two stars guesthouse, completely renovated in 2015 consisting of 25 soundproof rooms (one of them adapted for disabled people). Located in the archaeological heart of Mérida, its location is perfect to explore the city on foot without taking the car. This modern guest house is 100 meters away from the National Museum of Roman Art and 150 meters away from the Roman amphitheater, besides having the Temple of Diana and the Roman Forum in the same street where it is located. It has elevator, wireless internet access and laundry service.



Special room prices for pilgrims and bike-pilgrims.

From Sunday to Thursday
  • Double room: 40 €.
  • Triple room: 65 €.
  • Quadruple room: 80 €.
Friday and saturday
  • Double room: 45 €.
  • Triple room: 70 €.
  • Quadruple room: 85 €.

* Prices include breakfast.



  • Lift
  • Soundproof rooms
  • 24h reception
  • Plasma TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hairdryer
  • Parking space: 10€
  • Laundry service
  • Breakfast, half-board and full board to be agreed



The town was founded in 25 B.C. Named Augusta Emerita by Octavius Augustus, it was a retirement place for Roman army soldiers from two veteran legions of the Cantabrian Wars: Legio V Alaudae and Legio X Gemina. These legions were situated under condition of upgrading the ancient inhabitants to the category of Roman citizens. The city was the capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. "Emeritus" stands for "retired" in Latin and it referred to the soldiers retired with honor. Its citizens were ascribed to the Papiria tribe.

The main attractions of the city are:

  • Roman Theatre
  • Roman Anphitheater
  • Roman Circus
  • Roman bridge over river Guadiana
  • Aqueduct of Los Milagros
  • Aqueduct of Rabo de Buey-San Lázaro
  • Diana Temple
  • Trajan's Arch
  • Mitreo House
  • Columbaria
  • Arab fortress


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