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Alcazaba

Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
+34 924 31 73 09
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One of my favorite places in Mérida

We really enjoy the visiting of Alcazaba. On one of the tower, we had a great view to see the whole... read more

Reviewed 23 November 2017
Sunny Y
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Fascinating Historical site- Visi-goths, Romans, Moslems, Christians, Napoleon- the 1936 civil war!

This was a hugely evocative visit. The sense of history is fantastic- Visi-Goth stone work- Roman... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
gcstrata
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“the river” (18 reviews)
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Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
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Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy the visiting of Alcazaba. On one of the tower, we had a great view to see the whole Roman bridge. There are lots of explanation notes in the site with English. You will learning lots of interesting Roman knowledge and I really...More

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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was a hugely evocative visit. The sense of history is fantastic- Visi-Goth stone work- Roman walls- Moslem re-build, attacked by Napoleon: changes hands in the civil war- really amazing. Located at the end of the Roman bridge one of the highlights was visiting the...More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a fort of the Moors built atop a Roman fortress. It is adjacent to the river and the Roman bridge. The view from the walls to the Roman Bridge is nice. The cistern is something special. This can be combined on a ticket...More

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Reviewed 16 October 2017

This very well preserved large Muslim fort provided a very strong defence as it was constructed on a site that already had part of the old Roman defensive wall. There were also Visigoth remains. Don't miss going down the steps to the water deposito which...More

Thank Norman C
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited here at 5.30 pm the other day and found the heat still unbearable but we soldiered on for a look around this amazing outdoor museum. The site is huge and really deserves longer than the 45 minutes we gave it. The cistern is...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

This is a walled Moorish fortress - think an extensive dried earth parade ground with no shade - so on a hot day it is quite uncomfortable. The walls are accessible and offer great views of the river and the Roman bridge and you see...More

Thank David B
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We had bought the multi-attraction ticket so decided to include a visit to this attraction. We were very pleased we did. Do make sure you climb up to the city wall to take in the view of the Roman bridge and the river. If you...More

Thank Kevin H
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

A very impressive ancient site, and huge too. Most of it is not covered, so when the sun is out, it gets unbearably hot: so plan carefully. Most impressive is the cistern, which is hidden in the middle of the complex. The inside is like...More

Thank Alfred V
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you happen to cross the Roman bridge on foot, this is the first monument you arrive at. In fact the Moors built this fortress in the 9th century to defend the bridge. To be honest, there is not that much to see inside, the...More

Thank Ray V
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Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

This site is close to the river and fits with the Roman bridge . It is very evocative of different periods as it was an Islamic fort and makes you realise the different periods of Spanish history. It has an outdoor museum with artefacts and...More

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