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“brought water”(2 reviews)
Avenida de La Via de La Plata S/N, 06800 Merida, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Originally brought water to the city from a reservoir called the Lago de Proserpina, around 5 km (3.1 mi) to the north-west of Mérida. It is thought to have been constructed during the 1st century AD, with a second phase of building (or renovations) around...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Felixstowe2016
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

This is a superb Park and open spaces to take a walk, the Acueducto is stunning and interesting, a must-see when in Merida.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pascalbeck
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Impressive but not in the same way as the aquaduct at Segovia We viewed it from the small city centre tourist train which tours the main attractions - this may be the best way of seeing the structure..

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Terry W
Reviewed 16 September 2018

The area is I fenced, and anyone in the area can walk by and visit. The structure was 3 levels and is in a park, not far from the centre of old Merida. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank sulong56
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The aqueduct is an amazing structure and the engineering behind it is even more impressive. It is situated in a beautiful park. The stinky river adjacent is a draw back!! The walk from the centre of the old town is about 20 minutes and easy.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Wynand P
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Quit an amazing structure. Not in the same league as some of the aquaducts in spain but impressive non the less. The surrounding parkland shows it off to good advantage. Great photographic topic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ericon991
Reviewed 6 August 2018

The sight itself is not that much different if you've been to Segovia, but the site makes it well worth a visit. You can relax on the grass while admiring it and watching the several storks that nest on its top!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank vickyioan
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Ok might be a bit controversial to say it's the best thing in Merida. However, I've seen lots of amphitheatre, theatre, temples and arches around the Roman empire, not seen that many aqueducts standing this high with so much remaining. It was very clear how...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank themajoroak
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Thirty-seven arches (about twenty five meters high) are still standing, made of alternating layers of brick and granite, approx. 21 meters high. The aqueduct was once six kilometers! long; the structure that is still standing is 1/7th of its original size. It crosses the little...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank joannasinbox
Reviewed 4 July 2018

A real highlight of the trip to Mérida. The aqueduct is quite a site, right in the middle of a large lush park (unusual in some parts of Spain!). It would be great to pack a picnic and sit with a view of this wonder....and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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