The Roman Bridge of Cordoba is one of the most emblematic monuments of the city and one of the most visited in Spain. This impressive stone bridge, witness of centuries of history, is a place you cannot miss if you are in the city. By contemplating this magnificent monument, you will immerse yourself in the past and feel the mark left by Romans on the city.
Getting to know the Roman Bridge of Córdoba. In a few words.
The Roman Bridge was built in the 1st century BC by the Romans to unite the city with the rest of the Iberian Peninsula. Originally, the bridge had 16 arches, but today only 13 remain. For centuries, the bridge has witnessed important historical events, such as the arrival and departure of armies, merchants, and travellers, as well as the Reconquista, English Reconquest, of Cordoba in the 13th century.
The Roman Bridge is an impressive example of Roman architecture. Building a bridge like this was a huge challenge for engineers at the time, as a large amount of stones and a precise construction technique were needed to ensure the bridge was strong and durable. The Roman Bridge is a testament to the ability of the Romans to build impressive structures that have lasted for centuries.
The bridge not only has a real history, but also a fictional one, since in 2020 it became one of the settings for the HBO blockbuster Game of Thrones.
The producers of the series came to Cordoba to film in other locations, but when they saw the bridge, they were so amazed that they wanted to include it in two episodes of season 5 as the long bridge of the fictional city “Volantis”.
Don’t miss the statue of San Rafael
In the middle of the Roman Bridge, there is the statue of San Rafael, the patron saint of Córdoba. The statue was erected in the 18th century and is one of the main attractions on the bridge. San Rafael is a highly revered saint in Córdoba and is said to protect pilgrims and the travellers who cross the bridge.
The statue of San Rafael is an impressive baroque sculpture in Spain. The figure of the saint is richly decorated with details and ornaments and is placed on a base decorated with religious and allegorical motifs. The statue is a very popular photographic element of the Roman Bridge, and its beauty will amaze you.
Enjoying the Roman Bridge at night
When the sun goes down, the Roman bridge and the mosque-cathedral in the background form one of the most spectacular postcards of Cordoba, thus becoming an ideal place to take night photographs. Walking through it while listening to the music of different artists who choose this emblematic place to express their art is a real luxury.
How to get to the Roman bridge from Vitium Córdoba ?
There is no better place to stay and enjoy this emblematic bridge than our Vitium Cordoba, since it is only 350 meters away.
To get there, leave the hotel and turn left. Then walk down Cardenal González street and go past the mosque-cathedral. You will arrive at the Plaza del Triunfo, where the Triomphe Arch is located. Go through and you will reach the Roman bridge. All in just a 4-minute walk!
And this marvel, if you stay at Vitium Córdoba, you will have it very close.
To sum up, the Roman Bridge of Cordoba, day or night, is the perfect place to travel back in time and experience history. If you are in Córdoba, do not miss the opportunity to visit this impressive example of Roman architecture and symbol of the city.