I spent the day slowly doing the rounds of the remaining major historic sites. Thankfully the swelling of my ankle and shin is a bit better. Tomorrow I’m thinking of tackling the 36km to Alcuéscar rather than stop after just 16km at the intermediate town of Aljucén. These place names certainly seem to have an Arabic flavour to them.
Down at the river this morning this man was feeding the ducks and carp.
Lotteries must be popular as there are sellers all over the place.
Classical plays are performed in the Roman theatre.
Who thought speed bumps were something new ? These blocks forced carriages to slow down as they just fitted through the gap .
The excellent museum has many interesting objects, including this veiled head of Augustus as supreme pontiff. He ordered the founding of Mérida which beared his name – Emerita Augusta.It’s considered to be one of the most significant sculptures of Roman Spain.
A remarkably modern looking glass bowl
A mosaic floor
Detail of the Forum portico