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Alcazaba Árabe (fortress) Review

To get to this sturdy square fortress, built by the Romans and strengthened by the Visigoths and Moors, continue west from the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, down Suarez Somontes toward the river and the city center. Turn right at Calle Baños and you can see the towering columns of the Templo de Diana, the oldest of Mérida's Roman buildings. To enter the alcazaba, follow the fortress walls around to the side farthest from the river. Climb up to the battlements for sweeping river views.

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  • Address: C. de Graciano, Mérida, 06800 | Map It
  • Cost: €4 castle only; €12 combined ticket with Roman sites
  • Hours: Apr.–Sept., daily 9:30–9; Oct.–Mar., daily 9:30–2 and 4-6:30
  • Location: Mérida
Updated: 06-13-2013

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