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Roman Bridge (Puente Romano) Tours

Several bridges traverse the Guadalquiver River as it weaves through the southern Spanish city of Córdoba, but one is more special than the others: the Roman Bridge, or Puente Romano.

Constructed in the early first century BC by the Romans, this ancient structure may have even been preceded by an earlier wooden bridge. In fact, it is believed that the ancient Roman road Via Augusta passed over its foundation, connecting Rome to Cádiz in the south of Spain. Since those early times, the Roman Bridge has been reconstructed many times, and heavily so by the Moors in the 10th century, when it was extended to what you see today. 

Each end of the structure is anchored by two towers, which were built during Islamic rule in the Middle Ages. The Calahorra Tower sits to the south, and then the Puerta del Puente to the north (which was reconstructed in the 16th century), beyond which you will find the Grand Mosque, or Mezquita. Midway across the span resides a statue of San Rafael, the patron saint of Córdoba, and where devout Catholics stop to pray or light a candle.

Until 2004, cars were allowed to cross the bridge, but now it is strictly used for pedestrians only. Today’s Puente Romano, with its 16 arcades, spans 247 meters, is 9 meters wide, and has certainly seen centuries of history travel across its back. 

Practical Info:

The Roman Bridge is located just south of the Mezquita, or Grand Mosque, and also only steps away from the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos.

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Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entrance from Costa del Sol, Costa del Sol, null
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Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entrance from Costa del Sol

4 star rating: Recommended 41 Reviews

Discover the Andalusian charm of Cordoba on this day trip from Costa del Sol. The intriguing ancient city of Cordoba was the capital of Moorish Spain for over ...  Read more

Location: Costa del Sol, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.21
Cordoba City Tour from Seville, Cordoba, Day Trips
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Cordoba City Tour from Seville

4.5 star rating: Recommended 11 Reviews

Depart from Seville and enjoy this excursion to one of the most amazing cities in Andalusia! Explore the wonders of Cordoba where art, history and culture ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $113.72
Cordoba Old Town Evening Walking Tour, Cordoba, City Tours
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Cordoba Old Town Evening Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 14 Reviews

Take a walking tour around Cordoba where you can explore the Jewish quarter and the Roman Bridge as well as some local and cultural streets. Take a journey ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $17.96
Cordoba Small-Group Day Tour from Seville, Seville, Walking Tours
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Cordoba Small-Group Day Tour from Seville

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During this day tour you'll discover the historic treasures of Corboda, one of the most beautiful cities in Andalusia. Learn about the Kingdom of Al-Andalus ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $186.75
Cordoba Highlights: Guided Day Tour from Seville, Seville, Day Trips
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Cordoba Highlights: Guided Day Tour from Seville

Don't miss out on this guided day tour to Cordoba from Seville. Explore some of the city's most famous locations such as the amazing Mezquita, a Cathedral ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $191.53
Córdoba Culture and Architecture Tour, Cordoba, Day Trips
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Córdoba Culture and Architecture Tour

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The expansive history of a city such as Córdoba, an ancient city, causes its immense historical and archaeological heritage to be a true compendium of the ...  Read more

Location: Córdoba, Spain
Duration: Flexible

From USD $161.61
Private Full Day Tour of Cordoba & Medina Azahara, Cordoba, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Private Full Day Tour of Cordoba & Medina Azahara

Enjoy this completely private and personalized tour and get to know, during the first part of the tour, one of the best well kept archaeological sites in whole ...  Read more

Location: Cordoba, Spain
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $173.58
Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entrance from Malaga, Malaga, Full-day Tours
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Cordoba Full Day Trip with Mosque Entrance from Malaga

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Be seduced by the Andalusian charm of Cordoba on a day excursion from Malaga. This intriguing ancient city was the capital of Moorish Spain for three ...  Read more

Location: Malaga, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.21
Private Cordoba City Tour from Seville, Seville, Day Trips
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Private Cordoba City Tour from Seville

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Visit Cordoba and you will discover one of the most fascinating cities of Andalusia, where survive traditions and history. Cradle of the three cultures, his ...  Read more

Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $592.56
City Sightseeing Cordoba Hop-On Hop-Off Tour, Cordoba, Private Day Trips
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City Sightseeing Cordoba Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 33 Reviews

There is no better way to see Cordoba than on this City Sightseeing double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Cordoba attractions on this comprehensive ...  Read more

Location: Cordoba, Spain
Duration: 1 to 2 days

From USD $20.35

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