Roman Bridge, Cordoba

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The Roman bridge of Córdoba is a bridge in the Historic centre of Córdoba, Andalusia, southern Spain, originally built in the early 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river, though it has been reconstructed at various times since. Most of the present structure dates from the Moorish reconstruction in the 8th century.It is included in the small preserved area known as Sotos de la Albolafia.HistoryThe bridge was built by the Romans in the early 1st century BC, perhaps replacing a previous wooden one. It currently, after the Islamic reconstruction, has 16 arcades, one less than originally, and a total length of 247 meters. The width is around 9 meters.The Via Augusta, which connected Rome to Cádiz, most likely passed through it. During the early Islamic domination the Muslim governor Al-Samh ibn Malik al-Khawlani ordered a bridge to be built on the ruins of what was left of the old Roman construction. In the Middle Ages, the Calahorra Tower and the Puerta del Puente were built at the bridge's southern and northern ends, respectively (the latter is now a 16th-century reconstruction). The bridge was reconstructed and expanded to its current size. The arches depict the famous Moorish architecture that dominates the city's scenery. In the 17th century, a sculpture depicting St. Raphael was put in the middle of the bridge, executed by Bernabé Gómez del Río.
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  • Bridge dating back to Roman times, beautiful place to see the sister get in the River, night, illuminated also is worth seeing even if it is to make a detour.
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  • I'm just not 5 stars because not looked good bows but I had a good view for the rest of the city. I liked the breakfast
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  • A penalty as they have left the bridge after the last restoration. Roman name fits. Modern lamps that look like IKEA. A soil of granite that has nothing to do with the stone bridge. Walking along it seems to be the bridge from a shopping center.
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  • Full of history and easily accessible on foot, Cordoba is well worth a visit. The tower at he end of the bridge contains a museum, which is lovely and cool in the heat of the day and full of fascinating information about cordoba..
  • Bridge over a river. Bridge leads to Mezquita-Cathedral in Cordoba. Picturesque greenery and river under bridge.
  • Historically speaking, it's awesome. Logistically speaking, it's a kilometer of uncovered, very hot pavement with no stores or vendors along the way to the tower on the other side and you must also walk another km right back the way you came. I would stand on it, take pictures on it by the river and then go elsewhere. Skip the trip across.
  • Great history! At least read wiki page before you come here. Built by Romans in the first 100 years before Christ.
  • Awesome bridge but not enough historical and architectural explanation around it. You could use hours to understand it but you just pass it by.

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Where to stay in Cordoba

To experience the heart of Cordoba's old-world charm, the famous Jewish Quarter, or Judería, offers an array of family-owned pensions and boutique hotels with close proximity to the city's main attractions and lively tapas culture. A number of newer hotels surround the local train and bus stations offering more spacious accomodations, although removed from the city's historical district. Above all, be sure to book a hotel equipped with air conditioning as Cordoba is famous for its scorching tempuratures during the late spring and summer.
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