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

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank sulong56
Reviewed August 24, 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.

Thank Wynand P
Reviewed July 4, 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

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Reviewed June 22, 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.

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Reviewed June 3, 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

Thank InvictaMoto
Reviewed June 1, 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.

Thank r0landbrunner
Reviewed May 9, 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

Thank peterwV975TL
Reviewed April 30, 2018

We were disappointed that the wall was closed. It would have been interesting to see the bridge from that view. It is worth a short stop and it is part of the combo ticket so very reasonable.

Thank WiMadcitytraveler
Reviewed April 14, 2018

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

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