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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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  • Amazing to see so many Roman structures still standing in Spain, this bridge being one of them. Great walk and good views. Depending on the time of year you visit, bear in mind the heat!! Recommend... 
    Amazing to see so many Roman structures still standing in Spain, this bridge being one of them. Great walk and good views. Depending on the time of year you visit, bear in mind the heat!! Recommend...  more »
  • 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 »
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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 🙂

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