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. Arrange to visit Alcazaba and other attractions in Merida using our Merida trip planner .
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  • I went back to Merida for being one of the most full of history in Spain. The alcazaba is impressive in his excavations, its walls, your cistern ... much you learn both the Roman occupation as a Muslim.
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  • A large enclosure where there are remnants of the old alcazaba Arabic, aunq time not acimpanaba is worth a stroll by the facilities and see it, to my lo q m taste was a kind of tank as it has so much llovkdo was packed in water
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  • This fortress on the main entry into Merida is very interesting -- with good signage to explain how the fortress was built and used over several centuries. Included in the complete ticket (with the Ro...  more »
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  • Very nice and very attentive
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  • A House beautiful and equipped with everything. It has site for large families or groups of friends. The location is also perfect.
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  • Excellent in every way. Ideal for families.
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  • The House is perfect, this very clean, owner Jose is very nice and helpful, we will be back again
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  • Fantastic, to repeat, recommended 100%.
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