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Alcazaba

Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
+34 924 31 73 09
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Fabulous

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

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra L
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Warwick, Australia
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It's a bit bare

We bought the €15 city pass at the Theatre and so could get into all the other pay sites for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
InvictaMoto
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Hythe, United Kingdom
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good44%
  • Average26%
  • Poor2%
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“civil war” (2 reviews)
LOCATION
Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
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+34 924 31 73 09
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"moorish fortress"
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"the river"
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"outdoor museum"
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"underground pool"
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"filtered water"
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"high walls"
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"major attractions"
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"iberian peninsula"
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"archaeological site"
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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.

Thank Sandra L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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

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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.

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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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Reviewed April 14, 2018

This is a fascinating place to visit and a good place to hang out on a hot day. From the wall there is a fabulous view right across the Roman Bridge (the longest one extant) and there are also explanations for the various different parts...More

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

This fortress on the main entry into Merida is very interesting -- with good signage to explain how the fortress was built and used over several centuries. Included in the complete ticket (with the Roman Theater). After viewing the Alcazar, walk across the Roman Bridge...More

Thank Ron W
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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

These ruins are well preserved and quite remarkable considering they are nearly 2000 years old. All the sites and exhibits are explained on placards in several languages is it is very easy to understand. Admission is 15 euros but includes the theater.

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Reviewed November 23, 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

Thank Sunny Y
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