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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  • After visiting Mezquita, it's nice to take a stroll along this bridge which will take you back to the past. Beautiful surroundings  more »
  • From Sevilla the train to Cordoba, first of all, it's not too long for the entire Rome bridge to come back, and it's not going to be that much longer than 20 minutes, and then it's time to go to the point of view of the mosque, to Cordoba, to Rome and the mosque.
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  • Located on both sides or on the bridge, the views of the mosque, the Tower of Calahorra, own bridge,... wherever you look there is a dignified enjoy postcard, also filled with history of this ancient and beautiful city.
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  • Hard to believe it was built so long ago. In excellent condition, not used by traffic, on the day we visited my enjoyment was spoiled by a guy playing an accordion with amplifier that could be heard from one end of the bridge to the other.
  • 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.

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