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Alcazaba

Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
+34 924 31 73 09
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Good ruin site

This area is a part of the many ruins in Merida and is very influenced by the Moors. It's rougher... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ivculbert
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Neat old fort

Right at the Puente Romano. Part of the combo ticket. Nice view from the upper wall. Built by... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Karen M
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 21 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 21 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
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The fortification ties together the Roman and later medieval periods showing the importance of he bridge and the sophistication of the Moors. Great views of the bridge from the wall walk. This is not a huge site but the interpretation boards are especially good with...More

Thank Glynis B
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Included in the one price ticket, and worth the visit. Interesting well, and you can walk along the wall for some good views of the bridge.

Thank Debbybcn
Reviewed 1 November 2016

All the Roman ruins are well worth a visit in Merida, you can buy one ticket for 15€ that covers the entrance to all the important ones and you can see the others on route. Well looked after and presented, unlike the town itself.

Thank Anniebee R
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