The Temple of Diana in Merida Spain is only called such – this monument was actually dedicated to the Goddess Roma and the Emperor Augustus. It sits atop a three-meter high base that once could be reached by a stairway isn't there now.
The building was expropriated in 1972, with the intent to recover the original temple. However, they chose instead to maintain some of the Palacio de los Corbos since it had greater architectural value. At this time, a visitor's centre to the forum and temple is in progress. Strangely enough, the temple that was built 2000 years ago seems to be preserved better than another part of the building that was constructed about 30 years ago.Places nearby:
Teatro Romano: An Ancient Roman Theater Lost to Modern Architecture 0 km / 0 mi
La Giralda: Seville's Iconic Bell Tower 172 km / 107 mi
The Seville Cathedral: A Stunning Masterpiece 172 km / 107 mi
Torre del Oro: The 13th century watchtower of Seville turned to naval museum 173 km / 107 mi
The Alcazar of Seville: A Beautiful Royal Palace 173 km / 107 mi