Located in front the Mezquita de Cordoba, over the River Guadalquivir, the Roman Bridge, along with the Mezquita, the gate of the bridge and the Calahorra Tower, are definitely some of the best sights of Cordoba, especially at dusk. Constructed originally in the 1st century, the Roman Bridge has been rebuilt several times since then and the structure that currently stands has very little Roman architectural elements in its design. Although today’s bridge is a medieval reconstruction, the cobbled paving from the 19th century does in fact give the bridge a Roman feel to it. This historical 250 metre bridge, with its 16 arches, is today a pedestrian bridge used by numerous tourists and locals to visit the many important landmarks adjacent to the Roman Bridge. Best views of the river and the bridge can be enjoyed from the South Bank. The Torre de la Calahorra or the Calahorra Tower located at the southern end of the bridge houses a small museum and is also worth a visit.
Around half an hour
Adults, senior visitors, young adults, families, children
The views of the bridge and its surrounding landmarks from the southern bank
Although Muslim tourists will not find prayer facilities on the bridge, they will be able to locate prayer facilities in the city of Cordoba. Muslim tourists visiting the Roman Bridge could offer their prayer at the Islamic Cultural Centre of Cordoba when needed. Since it is located nearby, the cultural center would be the most convenient.
While the Roman Bridge has no restaurants that tourists can get a bite to eat at, the city of Cordoba does have a number of Halal restaurants that Muslim visitors can dine at. These restaurants are mostly situated in areas where the city’s mosques are located. Tourists could get directions to these restaurants while at the mosque.