Trip Planner : Europe / Spain / Extremadura / Province of Badajoz / Merida / Historic Sites / Alcazaba
Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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Ves las murallas que rodean y no eres consciente de lo que tienen dentro. El recinto es enorme y merece la pena visitarlo por el aljibe espectacular y las vistas al rio guadiana y el puente romano que... read more »You see the walls that surround and you're not aware of what they have inside. The campus is huge and worth visiting it for the spectacular tank and views of the river guadiana and the Roman bridge that you have from the wall.show original
Demorei um pouco pra achar mas achei! Vale muito a pena explorar a Alcazaba, é muito linda e interessante, vale dar uma pesquisada na história também!It took me a while to find but I found! Well worth exploring the Alcazaba, is very beautiful and interesting, it's worth taking a researched in the history too!show original
Me gustó mas de lo que tenia como expectativa, Lo mejor subir a la muralla y ver las vistas que hay desde arriba. Desde allí se ve el puente Romano, el puente Lusitania y el Guadiana. Muy interesante ... read more »I liked it more than what you had as expectation, maybe go up to the wall and see the sights that are from above. Since there is the Roman bridge, the Lusitania bridge and the Guadiana. Very interesting if you like history.show original
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