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Another Roman Bridge photo opportunity!

Large Roman Bridge...another impressive Roman site with lots of history...some very pleasant walks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
K2683GRlc
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Bath, United Kingdom
Huge Roman Bridge

792 metres long spanning he while river, this is what made the Romans settle in Merida. The fort... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
jezzc_13
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Hethersett, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Large Roman Bridge...another impressive Roman site with lots of history...some very pleasant walks nearby along the river.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had to drive around for a while to get to the bridge. Eventually we parked up and were able to take photos but apart from wow it's a really old bridge, nothing much to see.

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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

792 metres long spanning he while river, this is what made the Romans settle in Merida. The fort online end was to guard this important river crossing to Lisbon. The moors also thought the same and extended the Roman fort and built the Alcazjar at the end housing 2000 soldiers. Some of it has been reconstructed as the British blew it up in 1811 to prevent French troops coming up but it's not noticeable. Did this on a Sunday and lovely to see the whole area used for recreation from walking to cycling to kayaking. I made the wife walk the entire bridge

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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

No lights at night and murky water when you see it during the day. Could skip this if you do not have the time.

Thank wendyhyy
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Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Go and walk on this long low bridge across the river which was only pedestrianised a few years ago, and just think about how it was built and how it has stood for a couple of thousand years. Extraordinary.

Thank sjhHove
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Reviewed 22 September 2018

Coming from the car-park in Merida, you walk on the promenade in the direction of the “Alcazaba of Merida”. When you arrive at this location, you have on your right the “Ponte Romana de Merida” who is crossing the “Guadiana River”. This bridge has been the first construction who has being made in the Roman city of Emerita Augusta this in order to strategically protect the colony from possible attacks. The Roman Bridge is built with padded granite ashlars and consists of sixty semi-circular arches. It is one of the largest Roman bridges in Spain, measuring 792 meters long. The pillars of water are rounded and have arches between the spillways that were made to prevent flooding of the river.

Thank hans-jaguar
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

Views from Bridge are beautiful, but better photos were taken from the Alcazabar walls. People were walking and cycling across when we were there.

1  Thank sulong56
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Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Beautifully preserved bridge. Take a stroll across the bridge and enjoy a walk by the river. Lovely photo spot.

1  Thank GibChatterbox
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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Still in great shape after all these centuries - something to behold. A wonderful way to walk into Merida and discover the city.

1  Thank Soulefulltraveler
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Complete Roman bridges are not that common so worth walking down of you're in Merida for the theatre. Unfortunately (once again) very little information to tell visitors what they are looking at. I worked out from one information board that most of it is Roman and some is 18th Century, how much of each I have no idea. Bit frustrating.

1  Thank themajoroak
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