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Córdoba. Puente Romano

Córdoba. Puente Romano

The bridge was built by the Romans in the early 1st century BC, perhaps replacing a previous one in wood. It currently has 16 arcades, one less than the original one, and a total length of 247 meters. The width is around 9 meters.
The Via Augusta, which connected Rome to Cádiz, most likely passed through it. During the Islamic domination, in the Middle Ages, the Calahorra Tower and the Puerta del Puente were built at the bridge's southern and northern ends, respectively (the latter is now a 16th century reconstruction). In the 17th century, a sculpture depicting St. Raphael was put in the mid of the bridge, executed by Bernabé Gómez del Río.
During its history, the bridge was restored and renovated several times (in particular in the 10th century), and now only the 14th and 15th arches (counting from the Puerta del Puente) are original. It was extensively restored in 2006.

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Yiannis Pavlis11-Nov-2012 05:29
You have captured the light and the setting well.V
Rosi Blaurock27-Oct-2012 17:07
Wonderful shot.
Paul L-R27-Oct-2012 11:46
Wonderful night time image with the history being the icing on the cake V
Anitta Vuorisola25-Oct-2012 19:28
My favorite! Simply spectacular night image. Very nice work! V
Helen Betts23-Oct-2012 18:54
Beautiful night shot with an excellent composition. Love the lights in the water and on that pathway in particular. V.
Bill Klein23-Oct-2012 00:17
Spectacular shot, Jose! BV!
Mark Chambers22-Oct-2012 18:31
Great night shot. V
larose forest photos22-Oct-2012 02:39
Unbelievably gorgeous night shot!! Very impressive; VV
laine21-Oct-2012 21:41
Marvelous history and a great night scene
Webman0607-Oct-2012 05:52
Superb night exposure. Very well balanced. Thanks for sharing its history too ! V
C Ann How25-Sep-2012 00:26
Gorgeous composition ~ I love how that winding walkway just gleams on the edges! V
Jean D17-Sep-2012 00:17
Excellent night capture with perfect exposure. Thanks for the captioned background detail, Jose.
tveig24-Aug-2012 14:43
Beautiful night shot ! V
Michael Tauber10-Aug-2012 05:17
Great night shot and perspective.
Jim & Josefina03-Aug-2012 15:35
Fanstatic lighting and shot!... Josefina
kinta29-Jul-2012 12:09
Beautiful light up scene of the restored ancient bridge! V!
Frank Tran27-Jul-2012 01:17
Very beautiful night shot! I l like lighting and your composition. V+
clickA SF23-Jul-2012 11:39
Stunning night photo, Jose! BV
slhoornstra21-Jul-2012 10:02
An exciting night shot, mood and mystery! BV
Paul Runnestø18-Jul-2012 20:47
Beautiful composition
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)18-Jul-2012 17:49
My fave today! VVV
Ciao Jose',
Sarah Rehfeldt14-Jul-2012 03:52
Beautiful light!
Frank Tran11-Jul-2012 05:58
Beautiful night shot. V
pepe_carmona200004-Jul-2012 06:38
Este lugar me suena, Fantastica toma, espero que disfrutaras en mi ciudad, GRAN VOTO
godro02-Jul-2012 21:15
Nice nigth work bravo!!!!
Milan Vogrin25-Jun-2012 11:35
Very nice photo!
Clarence King24-Jun-2012 15:13
Beautiful night shot jose. Enjoy reading your support information. v
MarcViskens23-Jun-2012 21:09
excellent nightshot José
ac23-Jun-2012 15:18
Great work of art !
Lennart Waara23-Jun-2012 10:26
Really wonderful night view of this bridge! Excellent work Jose!
Gervan22-Jun-2012 08:52
A fantastic night shot.V.
marko gregoric20-Jun-2012 19:59
Superb shot. V
Jess. ( Lady.D.)19-Jun-2012 22:32
Fabulous lighting in a great composition...
ArminB19-Jun-2012 20:22
Mike H.18-Jun-2012 03:01
Great night time image of this impressive locale;
wonderful positioning and camera work to get this!
Helen Betts18-Jun-2012 00:13
Super night shot! Love the light and reflections, and excellent composition as well.
Graeme17-Jun-2012 22:01
A fabulous evening capture, Jose.BV
hge5417-Jun-2012 15:48
Beautiful, artistic shot. I never mad it to Cordoba.V
Dennis Hoyne17-Jun-2012 02:25
This subject works so well as a night shot, beautiful! v.
Brian with an Eye17-Jun-2012 01:32
A beautiful and spectacular night shot, Jose.
Gill Kopy17-Jun-2012 01:03
Wow cool shot - pity the Romans aren't around to see how wonderful it looks with the lighting. Love this shot Jose V
heather16-Jun-2012 11:02
Amazing shot Jose.. beautifully composed. V
Colin Dixon16-Jun-2012 09:11
Wonderful night shot great colours V
Yvonne16-Jun-2012 08:07
Wonderful contrasting image in evening light, interesting history too! v
janescottcumming16-Jun-2012 01:37
A striking night image! V
Richard Glenn15-Jun-2012 23:23
Simply stunning Jose! V
woody3415-Jun-2012 22:41
Stunning night shot,,,wonderful composition and colours..
Robbie D7015-Jun-2012 22:40
Thanks for the interesting information and superb picture.
Carl H. Johnson15-Jun-2012 20:31
Magnificent night image!!!~V~
Martin Lamoon15-Jun-2012 20:28
Wonderful night shot and good exposure of the bridge. V
Fabienne15-Jun-2012 19:56
Les lumières sont parfaitement dosées, c'est une superbe vue.
Patricia Kay15-Jun-2012 19:46
Love the composition Jose...A wonderful night shot!...BV
John Reynolds15-Jun-2012 19:18
Beautiful night scene. V.
Gérard Koehl15-Jun-2012 19:08
Splendide... V
Buba Jafarli15-Jun-2012 19:07
A stunning night shot, Jose! You and your camera are making miracles in photography! V.
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