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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  • Caught my attention in this Roman bridge, the fact that it is a bit wider of the other that was used to meet. Is one of many examples of the works that the Romans left us and were very helpful in your time and are still used more than 2000 years later. Under the bridge, beyond the river Tormes found a space for sport activities opposite the old town.
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  • Walking this bridge is comfortable and allows a beautiful view of old town and the river that runs through the city. It is worth investing a portion of the time for being close to the Centre.
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  • In view of the old bridge, you realize how your dignity and credibility built by ancient Romans. For a long time, the Roman Empire fell under the blows of the barbarians, the bridge built by sound engineers and restrained. True, not all parts of the monument construction in old age: it has destroyed some brackets because of the strong flood, and had to be repaired.
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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. .
  • It's worth a walk around.

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