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We had planned our trip to see this lake as the guide had mentioned it. It was a real oasis in the... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2018
mummybearSpain
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Alicante, Spain
Very pretty and peaceful

Very pretty dammed lake that provided water to Mérida through the aqueducts. Outside of the city... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2017
Q8830COkarenm
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Urbanizacion de Proserpina, Carretera Proserpina-Merida, 06800 Merida, Spain
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Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Made the mistake of believing Google’s driving instructions which took us down miles of rutted cow paths before dead ending in an impassable rock outcropping. A few hundred feet on foot to the dam and reservoir. All should be labeled as foot paths.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

We had planned our trip to see this lake as the guide had mentioned it. It was a real oasis in the desert with loads of places to park up and relax or take a picnic. Sadly no toilets around but we did spend a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

Driving from.Caceres we took the back way to.the Dam and with the.high temperatures spent the day swimming & bird spotting. Absolutely idyllic apart from humanity & the litter and dog faeces deface such a beautiful place. Stork nest is still on the old Red Cross...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sandra L
Reviewed September 16, 2017

We were here in February 2006 and it was cold in Mérida. Proserpina lake had no bathers, either acuatic or solar. The dam is only impressive if you remember that it was built by the Romans. Water from here was transported by canal and then...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed April 27, 2017

Very pretty dammed lake that provided water to Mérida through the aqueducts. Outside of the city. Beautiful, quiet place.

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

During the summer, the Roman dam at Proserpina can be reached via bus (Line 13) from near the Alcazaba. There's a bus stop right at one end of the dam, and walking the length of it is pretty easy. There's plenty of signs in English...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank RoaminTheEmpire
Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We went at 9:30 pm on a Saturday with 4 kids (ages 4,5,7,8) for a short walk and then had dinner. It's a good spot for lake swimming during the afternoon and they also rent little boats (6 E an hour I think). We reserved...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Ellie P
Reviewed April 6, 2016

The existing dam today is obviously new. But in this same place the Romans had built a smaller dam from which they transported the water through the aqueduct to Merida

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Max_Luca_Porto
Reviewed April 3, 2016 via mobile

A real interesting Roman dam and reservoir, information signs also in English . A good walk with plenty of nesting and flying Storks and beautifully situated restaurants to watch birds and eat good food!

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Carey1961
Reviewed November 18, 2015

The dam is around 5 km outside of Merida so we called in here on our way home. It was a beautiful day and you can walk around the dam and view the old Roman dam wall. There are three bars/restaurants which have views over...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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