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Santa Eulalia Basilica – Merida

Merida, Extremadura, Spain

About Santa Eulalia Basilica – Merida

Santa Eulalia Basilica in Merida, known locally as Basílica de Santa Eulalia, is an Ancient Roman church the remains of which lie under the present eighteenth century church.

The namesake of Santa Eulalia Basilica was a girl who was martyred upon being burnt at the stake during the Christian persecutions under the reign of the Emperor Diocletian. According to legend, she is buried nearby.

Santa Eulalia Basilica is one of an ensemble of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Merida.