Puente de Alcántara

Toledo, Spain

The Puente de Alcántara is a Roman arch bridge in Toledo, spanning the Tagus River. The word Alcántara comes from Arabic القنطرة (al-qanţarah), which means 'bridge'.

Located at the feet of the Castillo de San Servando, the bridge was originally built by the Romans after they founded the city. It was rebuilt by in the 9th and later in the 13th century by Alfonso X el Sabio. In the Middle Ages it was one of the few entrances of the pilgrim into the city.



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    Founded: 13th century

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    Katja Marklund (16 months ago)
    Lovely place on way to the city with beautiful birds on the river.
    Drew M (17 months ago)
    A must see, very impressive bridge worth taking pictures on
    Pedro Aguilar (17 months ago)
    Lovely town! I visited to find out more about the templar order and I ended up getting much more than that. This is a fantastic place to get lovely pictures. Very tasty food and people are so friendly that you could not believe it.
    One Sky One World Our Story (17 months ago)
    Great mid evil bridge only 30 minutes by train and 22euros rounds trip. Great day trip
    Paul Davies (18 months ago)
    Great views from both of the bridges we visited, well maintained and gives a view into the past about what it must have been like defending the city
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