Puente Romano (Cordoba)

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Coordinates: 37 ° 52 ′ 36 "  N , 4 ° 46 ′ 41"  W.

Puente Romano
(Puente Viejo)
Puente Romano (Puente Viejo)
Puente Romano
Convicted Via Augusta
Crossing of Guadalquivir
place Cordoba ( Spain )
construction Arch bridge with vaulted vaults
Number of openings 16
Puente Romano (Cordoba) (Andalusia)
Puente Romano (Cordoba)

The Puente Romano ( Spanish "Roman Bridge") in the Spanish city ​​of Córdoba , also called Puente Viejo (Spanish "Old Bridge"), is a bridge built by the Romans after the Battle of Munda (45 BC) the Guadalquivir . It has 16 arches and was once part of the Via Augusta . In the 10th century, the building was completely renovated by the Moorish caliphs residing in Córdoba and renovated several times after the Reconquista .

The Torre de la Calahorra at the end of the bridge facing away from the old town was built in the Middle Ages as a watchtower for the bridge. Today it houses a museum of the Roger Garaudy Foundation , which deals with the coexistence of different religions during the time of the Caliphate. In the middle of the bridge there is a statue of the Archangel Raphael from the 17th century.


  • Colin O'Connor: Roman Bridges , Cambridge University Press 1993, ISBN 0-521-39326-4 , pp. 103f. (SP7)

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