The building designed by the well-known Spanish architect Rafael Moneo was inaugurated in September 1986. The National Museum of Roman Art houses an excellent collection of objects dating from the Roman epoch of the colony Emérita Augusta, present day Mérida.
The objective of the architect was for the Museum to reflect the character and presence of a Roman edifice. With its brick material, the entire architecture ties in with the exhibited works and the culture it references. The complex architectural concept is rich in historical associations and subtle interior impressions.
The Museum also functions as a research centre and disseminator of Roman culture. Here congresses and colloquia are staged, lectures held, courses and exhibitions organized, and many other activities arranged, both on national and international level. The building forms part of the Unesco World Heritage and the „Conjunto arqueológico de Mérida“.
Architect Design | Architekt Entwurf:
Rafael Moneo, Madrid
Photo | Foto:
Sabine Anton, Zi