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Alcazaba

Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
+34 924 31 73 09
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One of the oldest in the Peninsula

The Alcazaba it's a must see because of the history it contains. This was the biggest structure of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Simona R
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Porto, Portugal
Interesting to Roam Around

Once inside you are free to roam at your own pace. Good views from the walls over the River... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tezpil
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Alcazaba it's a must see because of the history it contains. This was the biggest structure of this kind in the Iberian Peninsula and has a long history, including in the modern times.

Thank Simona R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Once inside you are free to roam at your own pace. Good views from the walls over the River Guadiana and don't forget to see the fish at the bottom of the stairs.

Thank tezpil
Reviewed 7 July 2017

There is not much left of the Alcazabar but there are some outstanding high vantage points which offer terrific views of the Roman bridge so worth visiting just for those photos!

Thank winwander
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This area is a part of the many ruins in Merida and is very influenced by the Moors. It's rougher than the other city ruins, but definitely paints a picture of life thousands of years ago. Not to be missed is the cistern you have...More

Thank ivculbert
Reviewed 27 April 2017

Right at the Puente Romano. Part of the combo ticket. Nice view from the upper wall. Built by the Muslims around 800.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We started our tour of historic buildings here and bought the ticket which includes all major attractions, avoiding thus the long queues at the Roman Theatre. The Alcazaba is not that spectacular, maybe, as mostly the outer walls are preserved and an underground wáter tank...More

Thank Helmut F
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The alcazabra ruins are really amazing. You can really feel the history. Touch and look. Amazing view over river and bridge.

Thank Lars Christine R
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This site is included in the 15 euro Merida site tickets. Originally a Roman fortification and later adapted by the Moors as this was an important point of entry into the city. There is not much left to see in the citadel, only a cistern...More

Thank Rodman100
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

I thought this place was going to be small and uninteresting. How wrong I was. It's a beautiful archaeological site with so much history behind it. Views from on top of the walls are beautiful.

Thank AlanMerrins
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Yet another amazing place in Merida.. they have so much.. Do Not miss the underground water cistern it is superb.

Thank Mike B
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