Puente de San Martín

Toledo, Spain

Puente de San Martín bridge was constructed in the late 14th century by archbishop Pedro Tenorio to provide access to the old town from the west, complementing the older Puente de Alcántara linking to the east. Both sides of the bridge were heavily fortified with towers, the more recent dating from the 16th century.

The Puente de San Martín features five arches, with the largest in the middle reaching an impressive span length of 40 m. Only very few bridges in the world had reached that mark until then.



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    Roy Anderton (14 months ago)
    Good view, and you can zip wire over if feeling brave.
    Ahmad Amer (15 months ago)
    Very nice to stroll across and ascent to the top, for the extra fit. We used the hop on hop off (stop no 7). The next bus was almost 35 minutes ( not 12 to 15 minutes as claimed) so we spent time watching the people cross the river by the rope and pulley adventure.
    Year Bune Seraypheap (15 months ago)
    Great place for a photoshoot. The view is amazing. We were there during the cool of spring so the hilly terrain wasn't a thing. The history of the area is almost overwhelming.
    Karl-Andero Mere (16 months ago)
    Amazing view of the nature, including the river, mountains and surrounding plants. Perfect for nature lovers. Also you can slide on a wire from one side of the bridge to the other.
    Daniel Bell (18 months ago)
    It is definitely worth a visit. A beautiful bridge with the hilly background adding to it's drama. It was a rainy day when I visited so I can imagine it is even more stunning in the summer.
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