First the road between Sevilla and Merida leads at through an endless forest of cork oaks, we can see some of the famos „black foot pigs“ underneath.
After the country is more flat and the endless forest turns into endless dry fields where every once-in-a-while herds of bulls graze. The dry fields turn into olive groves where wine grows inbetween – a strange mixture we have never seen. Then we reach Merida. The Roman town „Augusta Emerita“ was founded in 25 B.C. as a settlement for earned veterans.
All over the city the remains of the Romans can be found.
The almost 800m long Punta Romano reaches across the Rio Guardiano.
Perhaps we have seen too many old Roman ruins because we don’t want to see the amphitheater and we view the aqueduct from the car.