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Roman Bridge (Puente Romano)

Several bridges traverse the Guadalquiver River as it weaves through the southern Spanish city of Córdoba, but one is more special than the others: the Roman Bridge, or Puente Romano.

Constructed in the early first century BC by the Romans, this ancient structure may have even been preceded by an earlier wooden bridge. In fact, it is believed that the ancient Roman road Via Augusta passed over its foundation, connecting Rome to Cádiz in the south of Spain. Since those early times, the Roman Bridge has been reconstructed many times, and heavily so by the Moors in the 10th century, when it was extended to what you see today. 

Each end of the structure is anchored by two towers, which were built during Islamic rule in the Middle Ages. The Calahorra Tower sits to the south, and then the Puerta del Puente to the north (which was reconstructed in the 16th century), beyond which you will find the Grand Mosque, or Mezquita. Midway across the span resides a statue of San Rafael, the patron saint of Córdoba, and where devout Catholics stop to pray or light a candle.

Until 2004, cars were allowed to cross the bridge, but now it is strictly used for pedestrians only. Today’s Puente Romano, with its 16 arcades, spans 247 meters, is 9 meters wide, and has certainly seen centuries of history travel across its back. 

Practical Info:

The Roman Bridge is located just south of the Mezquita, or Grand Mosque, and also only steps away from the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos.

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City Sightseeing Cordoba Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Cordoba, null
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City Sightseeing Cordoba Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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There is no better way to see Cordoba than on this City Sightseeing double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Cordoba attractions on this comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: Cordoba, Spain
Duration: Varies: 1 or 2 calendar days

From USD $19.50
Cordoba Day Trip from Malaga, Malaga, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
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Cordoba Day Trip from Malaga

4.5 star rating: Recommended 67 Reviews

Be seduced by the Andalusian charm of Cordoba on a day excursion from Malaga. This intriguing ancient city was the capital of Moorish Spain for three ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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4-Night Guided Tour in Andalusia: Cordoba (or Caceres), Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Granada, and ... 
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4-Night Guided Tour in Andalusia: Cordoba (or Caceres), Seville, Ronda, Marbella, Granada, and Toledo from Madrid

4.5 star rating: Recommended 8 Reviews

In only 5 days, this tour to the South of Spain, will take you to the most important cities and areas of Andalusia. These areas include Cordoba (or Caceres), ...  Read more

Location: Madrid, Spain
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $651.52
Cordoba Tapas and Roof Terraces Tour, Cordoba, 5-Day Tours
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Cordoba Tapas and Roof Terraces Tour

Travel around the city tasting typical products of Cordoba and enjoying the most beautiful views of the city during this 2-hour guided tour.

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $51.62
Bike Tour Around Cordoba, Cordoba, Dining Experiences
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Bike Tour Around Cordoba

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Ride a bike around the city and discover the secrets of Cordoba with an official guide.

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $28.68
Cordoba Day Trip from Malaga, Malaga, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Cordoba Day Trip from Malaga

Discover the incredible city of Cordoba on this day trip from Malaga. You will visit the main monuments and landmarks in the city centre such as the Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Málaga, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $340.67
Cordoba Day Trip from Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol, Day Trips
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Cordoba Day Trip from Costa del Sol

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Discover the Andalusian charm of Cordoba on this day trip from Costa del Sol. The intriguing ancient city of Cordoba was the capital of Moorish Spain for over ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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