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Alcazaba, Merida

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Alcazaba is the oldest Moorish fortress in Spain, dating back to 835, when Adb ar-Rahman II of Córdoba needed a base from which to command the city after its 805 rebellion. The structure contains even older Roman-Visigothic walls, which Abd ar-Rahman fortified and extended to include 25 lookout towers. He also fortified the Roman reservoir, which filtered water from the Guadiana River to sustain the city during sieges. Descend the steps to the reservoir where you can see this ancient architectural feature while escaping the sun. The building is accessible from the ancient Roman Bridge over the Guadiana--this entrance was historically used to control movement of people and goods into the city. If you're planning to visit other historic monuments in the city, take advantage of the pass that allows visits to multiple sites. Using our world travel planner, Merida attractions like Alcazaba can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • After visiting monuments such as the Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre of Merida finished down to the Roman bridge, which is located right next to the Alcazaba. Although it is a place that invites you to enter from outside and more by the proximity of the Guadiana river and bridge, the truth is that once inside you realize it has serving little more than to make a photo with a good prospect of the Roman bridge. The problem is that there was a Lord who in the 19th century that was built on a part of the wall a gazebo and a neo-Gothic portico. Years later he has remained without having nothing to do with the location or the importance of it. The visit to Mérida was a gift from my partner, and after the first day of the visit, I have to say that no doubt was a wise decision see so beautiful city, however, the Alcazaba better to view from the bridge.
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  • It is very nice to visit. Tennis is the best footwear. Climb the ladder and admire the Guadiana river and the Roman bridge. walk among the ruins is for those who like history and know its value.
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  • Hes a fortress by the Romans culla purpose hera defend the Roman bridge at his feet.. .have a few passages that lead to a cistern well kept... the alcazaba was exploited by all subsequent civilaziones as a defense by Arabs, Christian...
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