Mérida's Alcazaba

The Moors built this 9C fortress to defend the 792m Roman bridge that spans the River Guadiana, scattered with islets. Inside the walls, note a cistern dug out at the level of the river's water. The Moors adorned it salvaged elements (Corinthian capitals and Visigoth marble friezes) in a fine example of recycling.

Useful information

Address:

C. del Puente, 06800 Mérida

Phone:

+34 924 31 73 09

Price:

4 € (-12 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Apr-Sep: 9.30am-9pm (Oct-Mar: 9.30am-6.30pm) - closed 1 Jan, 24‑25 and 31 Dec

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