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Roman Bridge, Cordoba

Categories: Bridges, Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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.
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  • Love this bridge. It's illuminated at night and gorgeous in the morning. I ran over the bridge and the view from the opposite side of the mesquita-cathedral is stunning. 
  • You hear talk of the bridge Roman of Cordoba and waits something as well as the bridge Roman of Salamanca, and when arrive what you see is a painful reconstruction of a bridge quite impaired.
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  • Unique in the world, gives pleasure to stroll along this bridge with so much history. And the views of the mosque in the background is unmatched, when it is more cool is at night.
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