Roman Bridge, Córdoba

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    The City and the Roman bridge.

    by Beach_dog Updated May 9, 2004

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    The city of Cordoba and the Roman bridge.

    My first view of the city, seeing it on the north bank of the Guadalquivir river, behind it the foothills of the Sierra de Hornachuelos, as I approached from the south bank. To the south of the city lie the rolling plains used for growing wheat and olives.

    Its history really started with the Romans, who 2000 years ago built their capital here at the highest navigatable point of the Guadalquivir for shipping. From here they exported Olive Oil and Grain back to Rome. They also built the Puente Romano a large bridge crossing the river which still survives and is in use today. Although heavily renovated, the bases of the piers are still of Roman construction. Many other roman remains can be seen around the city, some of which I will talk about later.

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    Puente Romano (Roman Bridge)

    by arlequin_g Written Aug 4, 2003

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    Take a walk along this Roman Bridge and go to the other side to see Calahorra Tower wich is now a museum and it used to be a defense point of the city.
    Torre Calahorra (Calahorra Tower):
    Monday to Sunday: 10-14/16.30-20.30 (4 euros)

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    ROMAN BRIDGE

    by zindara Written May 29, 2003

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    The Puente Romano over the Guadalquivir River although has been modified many times is still in use with the original bases. An image of St. Rafael Archangel guards the bridge. In one of the sides of the river there is a huge old waterwheel. It is worth a visit.

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    From the Mezquita it is just a...

    by Tolik Written Aug 25, 2002

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    From the Mezquita it is just a few steps to the river, crossed by the Roman Bridge. On the bridge is one of the many images of Cordoba's patron, the Archangel Raphael with candles guttering at his feet.

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    Roman Bridge

    by Roadquill Updated Aug 24, 2008

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    Puente Romano

    The massive bridge over the Rio Quadalquivir. Spanning 50 meteres anchored on 16 ancient Roman foundations it was expanded to what it is today in 918 by the Moors.

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    And this is the Roman bridge...

    by TinyTuck Written Aug 25, 2002

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    And this is the Roman bridge (Puente Romano) leading from the monumental zone over Guadalquivir river to a tower called 'Torre de la Calahorra'.

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