Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Spain  /  Andalucia  /  Province of Cordoba  /  Cordoba  /  Sightseeing  /  Roman Bridge

Roman Bridge, Cordoba

(4.3/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
The Roman bridge of Córdoba is a bridge in the Historic centre of Córdoba, Andalusia, southern Spain, built in the early 1st century BC across the Guadalquivir river.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 original ones, 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 mid of the bridge, executed by Bernabé Gómez del Río.
Using our world travel planner, Cordoba attractions like Roman Bridge can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
Source
map
Create a full Cordoba itinerary

Plan your trip to Cordoba

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Cordoba by other users

25 days in South of Spain BY A USER FROM INDIA May, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: May, kids, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 17 days in Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Spain BY A USER FROM GREECE June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 16 days in South of Spain BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 28 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in Spain BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Andalucia BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Andalucia BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 30 days in Spain, Lisbon & Porto BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA May, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 16 days in Spain SEE PLAN April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Spain BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A bridge with much history, well maintained and in its remodeling you can see that they have done so with great detail, in my opinion more lighting would be missing only at night, seen from other points not can well appreciate all its structure as well as their bows so important to making this something very unique bridge.
    View original
  • the Roman bridge opposite the mosque is an almost obligatory visit of night and day where you can take a good view for your camera.
    View original
  • This visit is free and available to anyone. It provides a different view of the city from the otherside and also views of the river which are great in the spring sunshine. A great walk