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Bridge over the Adaja

The River Adaja flows past the walled town to the West. A beautiful bridge was built over the River and some authors consider it to be of Roman origin.

It has five spans and four pillars with cutwaters. The arches begin at different levels to ensure that the height remains constant. All the arches were systematically cut, possibly at the same time as an attempted attack on the town.

It was rebuilt in the 12th century with Caleno granite ashlars (same material as that used to build the town’s Romanesque churches) and the Berroqueño granite ashlars from the original construction have been conserved. A cist from one of the nearby Roman necropolises has been reused in one of the supports for the central arch.

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