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Address: Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
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More than just a fortification

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Minorca, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 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!

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Benirrama, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is an interesting fortress that has had many invaders and changed hands many times from the Romans right up to the Spanish Civil War. It looks over the Roman Bridge and gives wonderful views of the bridge from the battlememts.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Don't visit in a hot day! There is little shade and sadly takes away from a vital part of the history of Mérida. The moorish fortress has two great attributes: the wall overlooking the Roman bridge and the cistern. Here you walk down a long set of stairs and see the water stored in the underground moorish cistern. Loved this.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The first stop in Merida for us and impressive. The Moorish fortress is brilliantly built, and like much of Merida, the Moors used the work of the Romans and Visigoths who preceded them in building the elements of their fortress. A great overview of the history of the city through one site. I especially like the cistern and the roman... More 

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Liss, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent information, great views, some paths a little tricky but otherwise a superb monument beautifully presented and lovingly looked after

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Alcazar is no doubt hugely impressive with the highlight for me being the igenious way that fresh water was sourced from the river without having to leave the keep. Slightly disappointing descriptions of the central area internally and any rational behind the demise of the structures within it.

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