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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  • No wonder they've rolled Game of Thrones because bridge is authentic for medieval movies. There are people who sing while you go through the bridge from side to side. Very nice views of the river Guadalquivir.
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  • In addition to enjoying the view of the wonderful bridge, you can see many species of aquatic birds. Very well maintained habitat. The views of the city are very nice on both sides.
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  • It is not a distance that can not be crossed across, but it was exhausted by the forced army, and there was no energy to cross. The Mezquita view from the Roman bridge is spectacular.
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  • This bridge is absolutely beautiful. There is a lot of space to walk or bike across. At night, it is easy to lose track of time as you admire it's structure, glowing and reflecting in the water below. I'd come back to Cordoba just to spend a romantic moment on that bridge.
  • It’s nice to walk across the Roman Bridge it gives a good view back onto Córdoba and the Mesquite. On the far side is a big watch tower and you can see the remains of a water mill building down below. In fact back on the other side there is still a large water wheel visible. If you look over the side of the bridge you will see the large brick supports for the bridge. It’s obviously been maintained over the years so it’s hard to tell how much is original.
  • This is simply a must see. 💖 Musicians playing so you walk across with a variety of styles, the views are mesmerizing and so photogenic. You will want several selfies 🤳 here. Night, day, morning or afternoon the colors of the sunlight change the colors of the stone, and the lights at night are really very well done.
  • Impressive bridge, especially considering the lack of other tourist (mid February). This beautiful bridge would be swarmed elsewhere. Love the riverside nature in the midst of the city.
  • This picturesque bridge dates back to Roman times and replaced an earlier wooden one. Over many centuries it has been repaired and updated by various occupants of the city providing a reliable crossing of the river Guadalquivir. It is over two hundred metres in length with numerous arches. A truly remarkable construction that has withstood the ravages of time.
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