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Proserpina Roman Reservoir

  • General view of the Roman reservoir of Proserpina © Junta de Extremadura

    General view of the Roman reservoir of Proserpina © Junta de Extremadura



Architecture and civil engineering


1st-17th centuries


06800 Mérida
Badajoz, Extremadura

Telephone+34 924004908


This monument belongs to Mérida’s archaeological site, which has the UNESCO World Heritage designation.

It is about 5 km from the city of Mérida, built in the Charca de la Albufera pond. It gets its name from a plaque found in the 18th century, which called on the goddess Proserpina. The wall is made of clay and concrete, covered with granite ashlars forming a slope. The water reaches Mérida through a large hydraulic pipe and Los Milagros aqueduct.

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