Puente Romano, Salamanca

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Marvel at the resilience of Puente Romano, as 15 of its 26 arches are over 2,000 years old. This ancient construction, crossing the Tormes River, was built in the first century CE. Walk across the bridge away from the city and look back for superb views of Salamanca, including the cathedrals and other major monuments. You may recognize the bridge as being part of the city’s shield. Beside the bridge, look for the sculpture of a bull, which is also featured on the crest. Make Puente Romano part of your personalized Salamanca itinerary using our Salamanca tour itinerary planner.
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  • Although much altered, repaired and modified, it is remarkable to be able to see (and walk across) what is still essentially a Roman construction from the time of Trajan. Now pedestrianised. At night,...  more »
  • The Roman bridge located in Salamanca, is a place to be alone, accompanied, even with pet. It is a quiet place, no doubt returning to Salamanca I will go to the Roman bridge
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  • It is worth to take a stroll over the bridge while you see the Cathedral, I think it is a must visit if you go to Salamanca.
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  • Beautiful City to visit. Lots of gorgeous historical buildings, plazas and roads. Very relaxing and walk-able, better than expected.
  • This place not only features great vista's of the city of Salamanca and the river that runs through it but also features rich history being over 2000 years old.
  • Impressive well preserved Roman Bridge. In my opinion, best experienced near sunset.
  • . Good spot for a photo As bridges go, the one in Cordoba is perhaps better. But this one is an excellent point to get a very good view of the two cathedrals and other monuments, and take a photo as a souvenir. It's an old bridge, pedestrianised - but watch out for the bicycles! TIP 1 Go right across the bridge (if coming from the town - stay at the beginning if coming from the Parador) to get the best view. TIP 2 Afternoon is best for photos, when the sun lights up the lovely old stone of the buildings in the old town. TIP 3 There's a nice walk alongside the river in both directions, and a small park. Well, it's a cycle track really, but a nice walk. Cross the bridge, take your photos, turn left along the cycle track. At the first bridge you come to, cross the river to the town side and then take another cycle path to your right. At the next bridge don't cross the river, but turn left, past the swimming pool, turn left again into the Avenida de la Aldihuela, and walk to the Parque de los Jesuitas. Another walk: Cross the bridge, take your photos, then turn right and walk along the cycle path for a short while - 30 metres? - then when it has a junction, take the one to the left, cross the road and follow the cycle track through a little park. .
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Known for its uniform sandstone grid of historical buildings, the compact city center is often considered Salamanca's main attraction. Staying in the historical center allows you to explore the many iconic landmarks, quaint plazas, and majestic architecture, as well as experience the lively tapa and wine culture. Tucked away in the cobblestone streets of the center are a number of historical hotels that represent the city's rich cultural heritage, or you can opt to stay at one of the many family-owned pensions that dot the area for a more affordable accommodation option.
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