Roman bridge of Córdoba

Córdoba, Spain

The Roman bridge of Córdoba was 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.

Currently, after the Islamic reconstruction, has 16 arcades, one fewer 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.

During its history, the bridge was restored and renovated several times (in particular in the 10th century), and now only the 14th and 15th arches (counting from the Puerta del Puente) are original.



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ELMI IKHWAN (2 years ago)
It's historical and have great architecture related to the time its build. Nice for tourist and local people to strolling around enjoying the view and atmosphere.
Hedel Torres (2 years ago)
I really enjoyed this place. I'm of Ecuadorian decent.. And now I'm interested in my Spanish Iberian roots (Jewish/Muslim roots).. Going to get my DNA checked to see how I fit into all this..
A. Rahman (2 years ago)
Beautiful but not that extraordinary like Prague bridges. But I give more rating because of there amazing Historical Mosque in Cordoba which is the oldest Mosque in Europe. The small city shows how three religious group of people lived there with harmony and well maintained their historical architecture and local arts.
Jonny Erixon (2 years ago)
A beautiful bridge and in itself a fantastic medieval building. It has a central location in the city and is also a suitable meeting place. On the other side of the river there are also plenty of parking spaces which it does not do in the old town
Leo Cho (2 years ago)
The roman bridge of Cordoba is a beautiful sight to see. I was told that some of the game of thrones segments are shot here. The sunset is extremely beautiful to witness with water under the beautiful bridge. The place is slightly crowded so it is difficult to get a good photo here.
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