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Address: Plaza de Espana, 06001 Merida, Spain
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Good ruin site

This area is a part of the many ruins in Merida and is very influenced by the Moors. It's rougher than the other city ruins, but definitely paints a picture of life thousands of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This area is a part of the many ruins in Merida and is very influenced by the Moors. It's rougher than the other city ruins, but definitely paints a picture of life thousands of years ago. Not to be missed is the cistern you have to walk down to see located under a little building with no sign to tell... More 

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right at the Puente Romano. Part of the combo ticket. Nice view from the upper wall. Built by the Muslims around 800.

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Hendaye, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Helmut F
Ebeltoft, Denmark
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

The alcazabra ruins are really amazing. You can really feel the history. Touch and look. Amazing view over river and bridge.

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Thank Lars Christine R
Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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

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Thank Rodman100
Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 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.

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Thank AlanMerrins
Granada, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Yet another amazing place in Merida.. they have so much.. Do Not miss the underground water cistern it is superb.

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 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.

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Thank Glynis B
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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 17 helpful votes
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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