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Visit of the historical centre of Merida.

After a short walk from the car-park you arrive at the famous “Roman Bridge” over de “Guadiana... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
hans-jaguar
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Santa Comba Dao, Portugal
Fabulous

Although really just the walls & cistern, somehow the history of the place is right there. Could... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Sandra L
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Warwick, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We think the most interesting part of the castle is the water supply drawn and filtered from the river underground through sand acting as a filter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Very very hot day....the walled site is impressive but inside it seemed a bit vast and empty!! I am sure there are some wonderful excavations of interest but this was not for me! Great views of the Bridge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K2683GRlc
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sulong56
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting castle well worth visiting. The experience is improved by the explanations and commentaries in English (as well). A short visit is more than adequate.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wynand P
Reviewed 4 July 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Citizens
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank InvictaMoto
Reviewed 1 June 2018

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.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank peterwV975TL
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