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After a short walk from the car-park you arrive at the famous “Roman Bridge” over de “Guadiana River” and on the other side you have the “Alcazaba”, an “Arab fortress” who is the oldest Muslim fortification of the Iberian Peninsula, built in the 9th century...More
Walking around this sight was very interesting, and we took great photos of the Roman bridge from Alcazabar walls. Interesting to see the process of water gathering and storage, apart from many other items on display
We visited the Alcazaba as part of the combined ticket. It is located across from the Roman bridge so it is worth a stop.
The cistern was the highlight!
On a hot day it might be best to go earlier or later in the day....More
Although really just the walls & cistern, somehow the history of the place is right there.
Could have camped in the Cistern as 38C in the shade outside. Impressive structure with work still in progress.
We bought the €15 city pass at the Theatre and so could get into all the other pay sites for the same ticket. If you are 65+ you can get it half price.
Inside there's not a great deal to see but it looks as...More
the entrance fee is included in the combined ticket for archeological Merida - and therefore you may give it a look. else it would not really be worth it. the best is the view on the Roman bridge up from the wall.
As with many other Roman and then Moorish structures in Spain, excavation is being carried out uncovering the original Roman buildings covered over during the occupation by the Moors.
For me this was the keast interesting if the sites we vjsited, really just a large...More
This is a 9th century Muslim fortress near the Roman bridge that spans the Guadiana River. It's got walls lining a square and it's remarkable for its condition and sophisticated defensive design. Inside the walls is a cistern that included a filtration system to bring...More