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Church of San Agustin

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Private Tour to Evora and Merida - World Heritage City of the Roman Empire
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Private Tour to Evora and Merida - World Heritage City of the Roman Empire

Enjoy visiting Merida, capital of the Extremadura region of western Spain, was founded by the Romans in the first century BC. Visit Mérida's UNESCO-listed archaeological sites bring to life the fascinating world of classical antiquity. Mérida is home to some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in Spain. The town of Emérita Augusta was founded in 25 BC under the rule of Emperor Augustus, when Rome was expanding its empire, and soon became the largest Roman outpost in Iberia and the capital of the Lusitania province. The legacy of this rich past is seen in Mérida's abundance of ancient monuments, including the Roman Theater, the Portico del Foro, the Temple of Diana, Casa del Mitreo, and an impressively well-preserved 2000-year-old aqueduct. The city was capital of the Roman province of Lusitania. Your Private tour also includes a free and flexible pick-up (8:00am)/drop-off (6:30pm) from your located accommodations, driver/guide.
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BennyMalaga wrote a review Sep 2012
Malaga, Spain89,454 contributions3,520 helpful votes
The Church of San Agustin is also called Santa Maria la Real. The church was constructed in the 17th century by the Bishop Juan Beltran de Figueroa. The façade of the church is made of white marble and has the Classic style. It is composed of fluted columns on a podium and has a niche with a statue of San Agustín. On the upper part there is a coat of arms of Badajoz and another coat of arms of Bishop Agustín Antolinez. Inside the church there is one large nave and on each side there is a lateral nave that contains the chapels. The presbytery has a polygonal apse. The choir is situated at the bottom of the church and the big central nave is covered by a barrel and a ribbed vault. The high retable dating from 1818 is dominated by an image of the Virgin with Jesus dating from the 16th century, such as the oil paintings of Antonio Lucenqui from the same period that ornaments the lateral naves. Beautiful busts can be found in the presbytery, such as the one of Marqués de Bay. Other distinguished nobles of the city have been buried there since the 16th century, and their tombstones as well as their coat of arms are kept, such as the ones of Don Diego Suarez de Figueroa and Fernan Gomez de Solís, who was the first Duke of Badajoz.
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Date of experience: September 2012
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