We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Still being excavated but great views from the walls.

Interesting for a quick visit but it was very hot when I went. Worth climbing up on top of the... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2019
Helene Christin... P
,
Truro, United Kingdom
Very large site...

... which is still being excavated. Gives excellent views of the Roman bridge. An interesting site... read more

Reviewed May 25, 2019
401lind
,
Royston, United Kingdom
Read all 829 reviews
All photos (544)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
77°
55°
Sep
65°
48°
Oct
53°
39°
Nov
Contact
Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
Website
+34 924 22 49 81
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (829)
Filter reviews
107 results
Traveler rating
30
48
26
3
0
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
30
48
26
3
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews roman bridge the river water supply combined ticket worth a visit high walls steep steps olive trees iberian peninsula cistern moors muslim fortifications goldfish filter site spain
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 107 reviews
Reviewed June 28, 2019

Interesting for a quick visit but it was very hot when I went. Worth climbing up on top of the walls to get a view of the river and surrounding area. It is still being excavated, so lots of ongoing work. Go down the steep...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Helene Christin... P
Reviewed June 4, 2019 via mobile

Worth an early morning visit. Admission is free if you have bought the combined ticket for all archeological sites. Be sure to ask for your senior or youth discount. All signs are in English and Spanish. Look for my reviews of other sites in Merida...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sandy5259
Reviewed May 25, 2019

Compared with other citadels in Spain, not much is preserved at the Alcazaba in Mérida. However, this is well worth a visit, for two reasons. The walk along the fortified walls gives a great view of the Roman bridge and the river; and secondly, go...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RioLucy
Reviewed May 25, 2019

... which is still being excavated. Gives excellent views of the Roman bridge. An interesting site which is included in the 15 euro combined ticket.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 401lind
Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

We bought the multiple site visit pass and it included the alcazaba. It is Interesting, especially the aljibe and the views of the Roman bridge from it's wall. Nonetheless, it is not remarkable.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank trvlbufChicago
Reviewed November 19, 2018

We think the most interesting part of the castle is the water supply drawn and filtered from the river underground through sand acting as a filter.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Very very hot day....the walled site is impressive but inside it seemed a bit vast and empty!! I am sure there are some wonderful excavations of interest but this was not for me! Great views of the Bridge.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank K2683GRlc
Reviewed September 21, 2018

After a short walk from the car-park you arrive at the famous “Roman Bridge” over de “Guadiana River” and on the other side you have the “Alcazaba”, an “Arab fortress” who is the oldest Muslim fortification of the Iberian Peninsula, built in the 9th century...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank hans-jaguar
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Walking around this sight was very interesting, and we took great photos of the Roman bridge from Alcazabar walls. Interesting to see the process of water gathering and storage, apart from many other items on display

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Susan L
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Interesting castle well worth visiting. The experience is improved by the explanations and commentaries in English (as well). A short visit is more than adequate.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank WynaPret
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 15 nearby hotels
Sercotel Gran Hotel Zurbaran Badajoz
186 reviews
.27 miles away
Apartahotel San Marcos
124 reviews
.28 miles away
Hotel Badajoz Center
559 reviews
.71 miles away
NH Gran Hotel Casino Extremadura
1,319 reviews
.77 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 252 nearby restaurants
El Alma del Genio
231 reviews
.05 miles away
LaPerraGorda
140 reviews
.19 miles away
Meson Los Castuos
67 reviews
.20 miles away
Sublime Dreams Food - Badajoz
36 reviews
.12 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 55 nearby attractions
Edificio La Giralda de Badajoz
36 reviews
.29 miles away
Ayuntamiento Badajoz
48 reviews
.29 miles away
Plaza de San Francisco
15 reviews
.06 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Alcazaba staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines