Puente de Alcántara

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For the bridge that spans the Tagus River in Alcántara, Spain, see Alcántara Bridge.
View of the Puente of Alcántara (left) from the east

The Puente de Alcántara is an arch bridge in Toledo, Spain, spanning the Tagus River. The word Alcántara comes from Arabic القنطرة (al-qanţarah), which means "bridge".

History[edit]

Located at the feet of the Castillo de San Servando, it was built by the Romans after they founded the city. In the Middle Ages it was one of the few entrances of the pilgrim into the city.

It was declared a national museum in 1921.

The bridge should not be confused with either the Alcántara Bridge in Alcántara or the Alconétar Bridge in the Extremadura region, both Roman bridges situated further downstream.

External links[edit]

Media related to Puente de Alcántara, Toledo at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 39°51′37″N 4°01′03″W / 39.8603°N 4.0175°W / 39.8603; -4.0175