Built in 16 to 15 BC forms part of the Roman Archaeological Ensemble of Mérida inscribed in the World Heritage List. The city of Merida was once, one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire, in fact it was the capital of Lusitania. Among the many ruins preserved the theatre is the most visited. Every year it takes place the Festival of Classical Theatre of Merida where classic plays are represented. This year is its 60th anniversary and you can have the chance to get thrilled with Homer’s Iliad or Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, just like centuries ago!