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Address: Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
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+34 924 31 73 09

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Ruins of a fortress

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... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Helmut F
Hendaye, France
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Hendaye, France
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 ( Aljibe). You can walk on part of the outside walk and get a glimpse... More 

Thank Helmut F
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 which you can walk down to see. The site is very big though

Thank Rodman100
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 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
Granada, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 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
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed January 13, 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 English as well as Spanish and helpful illustrations on every one.

Thank Glynis B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 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
Minorca, Spain
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Reviewed November 1, 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
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed October 27, 2016

If you're in Merida this is a must see so you can get an example of the Moorish time of Spain. While here you also have great views of the Roman bridge from on top of the wall.

Thank TheCanadianNavigator
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Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Neat citadel to visit while in Merida. Temperature at this time can get very hot during the day so make sure to keep hydrated & protected from sun. Neat place to see old military barracks & old Roman bridge!

Thank Sarah S

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