Parador de Merida



  • Airports: 199km Seville / 361km Madrid Barajas
  • 4-star Parador
  • City centre location
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Swimming pool

Located in the heart of the city, the parador was originally an 18th century convent built above a Roman temple dedicated to the goddess Concordia and the Augustan religion. The building has also been used as a hospital, an asylum and even a prison. There are still items of interest featured in the interior cloister, dating from Mudejar, Roman and Visigothic times.

This is a rambling, building with large bedrooms, minimalist in its furnishings and with most definitely a rather mystical, monastic feel. The entrance to the building is off a quiet, green square fringed with colourful Seville orange trees. To the rear is a small, quiet garden with a small and rather old fashioned pool.

It is a five minute walk to the main square and the monumental arch of Trajan. The Guadiana River, Roman Bridge and Moorsih Alkazaba can be reached in 15 minutes as can the Roman Theatre, Amphitheatre, National Roman Art Museum and Circus Maximus in the opposite direction. Cafés, bars restaurants and Tapas are all around.