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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
Royston, United Kingdom
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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