Medellín

Medellín is a town founded by the Romans that became important because of the theater located there. It continued to be important in the Visigoth period because of its strategic location and proximity to Mérida. During the Civil War, it became very important as the bridge over the river in the town was the major route connecting the area to Mérida. Today, the town of around 2,250 people is most famous for being the birthplace of Hernan Cortes.

History

Vicenta García Miranda, a Romantic era Sapphic poet who labeled herself a “village poetess” visited the town in the company of Carolina Coronado in 1846 shortly after the women met in Badajoz. They both wrote about the town and its connection to Hernan Cortes.

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