Pont Vell

Ibiza, Spain

Pont Vell is the ancient bridge which crosses the Riu de Santa Eulària (Santa Eulària river), the only river on the Spanish island of Ibiza. The bridge stands next to the modern road bridge on the western approach to the town of Santa Eulària des Riu. Today the bridges is only used as a footbridge with all other traffic restricted to the adjacent modern bridge.

Pont Vell was an important strategic crossing and was once the only way into Santa Eulària from the west. Its origins are considered to be Roman. The Rome Empire had made Ibiza a Federatae Civitae. The island was never conquered by the Romans and during a gradual period of Romanization the island saw an economic golden age which lasted from approximately 25 BC and AD 75. It is thought that it was during this period the first bridge was built by the Romans to access the north east Canton of the island. The bridge that stands today is probably built on the foundations of the Roman bridge. It has been estimated that this bridge was probably built in the sixteenth or seventeenth century.



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Founded: 6th century AD
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in Spain

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jonathan simons (23 months ago)
Very nice place to visit and see a piece of History
Roni Sidhu (2 years ago)
Nice peaceful place to stop
Maria M. (3 years ago)
Wonderful panoramic place in Santa eulalia. Very quiet and perfect to take pictures and relax
m.c. heidemann (4 years ago)
Once a winderful peaceful spot. Somehow still radiates the peace that has been there for ages. Amazing views of the old church on top the hill. One of the best spots and places to have a short walk in Santa Eulalia
Buzz! Lambert (4 years ago)
So beautiful and rich with history! Remember to Bring some rice or corn for the ducks down below! Also a beautiful walk all along the boardwalk by the river till it gets to the sea!
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