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“Visit of the historical centre of Merida.”
Review of Roman Bridge

Roman Bridge
Ranked #2 of 30 things to do in Merida
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from the car-park in Merida, you walk on the promenade in the direction of the “Alcazaba of Merida”. When you arrive at this location, you have on your right the “Ponte Romana de Merida” who is crossing the “Guadiana River”. This bridge has been the first construction who has being made in the Roman city of Emerita Augusta this in order to strategically protect the colony from possible attacks. The Roman Bridge is built with padded granite ashlars and consists of sixty semi-circular arches. It is one of the largest Roman bridges in Spain, measuring 792 meters long. The pillars of water are rounded and have arches between the spillways that were made to prevent flooding of the river.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Views from Bridge are beautiful, but better photos were taken from the Alcazabar walls. People were walking and cycling across when we were there.

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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Beautifully preserved bridge. Take a stroll across the bridge and enjoy a walk by the river. Lovely photo spot.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Still in great shape after all these centuries - something to behold. A wonderful way to walk into Merida and discover the city.

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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Complete Roman bridges are not that common so worth walking down of you're in Merida for the theatre. Unfortunately (once again) very little information to tell visitors what they are looking at. I worked out from one information board that most of it is Roman and some is 18th Century, how much of each I have no idea. Bit frustrating.

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