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Puente de Alcantara

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Amazing History

On our way back home from Madrid, we took the EX-207 (among other roads) to go through Marvão, and that put us unknowingly on a course over the ancient bridge over the River... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On our way back home from Madrid, we took the EX-207 (among other roads) to go through Marvão, and that put us unknowingly on a course over the ancient bridge over the River Tajo/Tejo near Alcántara. An amazing sight! And from reading the interpretive signs posted nearby, an important point in the history of the region. Worth stopping to visit...and... More 

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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an amazing site due to its antiquity- @103 AD!! Knowing Romans used the bridge so long ago is plenty to think about!! A beautiful area! Although a bit far from Madrid, the sites in Extremadura are worth traveling to.

Thank LovingParisForever
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

OK, it is clear from the information boards that it has been restored but that does not detract from the supremely impressive piece of architecture that it is. Seemingly one of the six best pieces of Roman work surviving and I don't doubt it. Well worth the trip to see it. Of course, if you don't like bits of old... More 

Thank REG42
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

The bridge was spectacular and it was amazing to wonder how the Romans had managed to build this bridge 2000 or so years ago. There was, however, the feeling that this was not quite the original and that it had been restored many times during or after the many wars fought over and around it. I agree that the scenery... More 

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Northern Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2015

This bridge, nearing its two-thousandth birthday, is both beautiful and functional - modern load limt - unlimited! The gorge that it crosses is also very picturesque. There is a very nice parking area on the Spanish side of the bridge. Its importance in earlier times is indicated by the name of the nearby village: Al Quantara was Arabic for "The... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Just the thought that the Romans built with a view to the future and how history has shown what a marvellous structure it is.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2014

It is amazing that this bridge was built by the Romans and we cans still drive on it! Stop, get out and marvel at this structure. Stop and wonder if in 1,500 years someone else will be doing the same.

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Aigre, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2013

You can actually drive across the old Roman Bridge, which is worth doing to go and see the view of the lake above the dam. Look for the sign 'mirador'.

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