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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. See Roman Bridge and all Cordoba has to offer by arranging your trip with our Cordoba trip planner.
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  • You need to see the bridge when you are visiting Cordoba, very close to mosque. Very long bridge and served as an only bridge for a long time during the history. 
    You need to see the bridge when you are visiting Cordoba, very close to mosque. Very long bridge and served as an only bridge for a long time during the history.  more »
  • The Roman Bridge majestically spans over the Guadalquivir river just in front of the famous Mezquita Mosque., and at the other end of the bridge stands the defensive tower colahorra. Firstly, The... 
    The Roman Bridge majestically spans over the Guadalquivir river just in front of the famous Mezquita Mosque., and at the other end of the bridge stands the defensive tower colahorra. Firstly, The...  more »
  • Check out this bridge in the daytime to take in all the beautiful surroundings connected to so much history! In the evening, if you go to the bridge behind the Roman bridge, you will see a beautiful....  more
    Check out this bridge in the daytime to take in all the beautiful surroundings connected to so much history! In the evening, if you go to the bridge behind the Roman bridge, you will see a beautiful....  more »
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  • The Roman bridge gives a nice view to the cathedral and to the river. It's wide so it's nice to have a stroll on in the afternoon. On the other end there's a small Roman edifice that you can visit. But it was already closed when I got there. I give three stars because while the bridge is nice, there's not so many things you can find on it, unlike bridges in Rome where statues lining up bridge sides.
  • Great fun.Pretty good food.The Mazarin was AMAZING. The service was great.They gave us free Pedro Ximenez Port wine at the end of the meal.Great zapateado. Amazing guitarist and flamenco dancer. They were really giving it their all.Really nice experience 🙂
  • Great views of the old Town and away from the bustling crowds. Have a freshly made juice drink at the stall in the shadow of the Tower. Superb
  • Game of thrones bridge. Lovely during the day and night times. Make sure to visit Tower next to the bridge, it has a nice view over the bridge towards Cathedral
  • Cordoba is a Time capsule, wherein lies so many periods of civilisation - the Romans being one of them. A walk across the Roman bridge from the Roman Gate to the Tower across the river, reminds you that the Romans were here and they influenced thus city. Don’t expect stuff and ruins like you would find in Rome, remember, the Romans stretched all the way here and left their mark.

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