Puente de Alcantara
Author: Julie Thompson | Last Updated: 14 Jan 2020
If you are looking for Roman sites within the confines of Toledo, you should visit the Puente de Alcantara. This tourist attraction is a Roman arch bridge that was constructed after the Romans founded the city. It was one of only a few entrances into the city during the Middle Ages. The western tower that remains today was rebuilt during the reign of Alfonso X of Castile, while the eastern tower was replaced by a triumphal arch due to its ruined state in 1721.
Not only does the bridge still stand today, but people still cross it on a daily basis. It’s one of the only ways to cross the river. The bridge is free to visit, and there are two parking areas, one on either side of the bridge. The site also features signage with English text to explain the history of the area. Stop in one of these parking areas and walk across the bridge for a unique look at history.
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