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Puente de Alcántara

Close to the Alcázar
Castilla-La Mancha

Type: Sightseeing

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Before or after venturing into the city, take time to admire two of Toledo’s most impressive bridges spanning the Tagus River. The Puente de Alcántara, on the east side of the hill close to the Alcázar, was first constructed by the Romans but owes its current appearance to alterations made by the Moors and Christians. Steps lead down to it from the Paseo de Cabestreros. On the city side is an 18th-century Mudéjar battlement tower and the last surviving one of its three gates, the 10th-century Moorish Puerta de Alcántara. Passing over the bridge leads to the Castillo de San Servando, built by the Moors but completely overhauled in the Mudéjar style in the 14th century. It now serves as a youth hostel and university dormitory
Last updated October 8, 2008
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