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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 3 weeks ago
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 27 April 2017
Karen M
Chesapeake, Virginia
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Urbanizacion de Proserpina, Carretera Proserpina-Merida, 06800 Merida, Spain
+34 685 09 80 39
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

Take your car for a ten minute drive from the town centre to Proserpina. (Which in turn is only two carminutes from the motorway). Just before the lake follow the road along the left bank. Park under the trees where the road leads away from...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Ed P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank mummybearSpain
Reviewed 20 June 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

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 16 September 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

Thank Ray V
Reviewed 27 April 2017

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

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 12 April 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

1  Thank RoaminTheEmpire
Reviewed 18 July 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

1  Thank Ellie P
Reviewed 6 April 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

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Reviewed 4 April 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!

1  Thank Carey1961
Reviewed 18 November 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

2  Thank cc1963
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