Algarve, near the municipality of Loulé, near Vilamoura, Quarteira, Quinta da Ombria, Querença, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and Faro
Algarve's Tourist Guide - Monuments, History, Architecture Wonders and historic heritage sites to visit in the Algarve
Tavira Tourist Guide, Monuments, History, Architecture Wonders and heritage to see in the city of Tavira
Tavira city Roman Bridge
Tavira Roman Bridge, also known as "Tavira Old Bridge", it’s one of the symbols of the city.
There are divergent theories about it's origin, but the more likely is the existence of an earlier Roman bridge of the third century, which has been rebuilt, or even, built another bridge in its place in the early medle age period, because of that, some also call this bridge, as “The Roman Bridge of Tavira”.
Making the conection between the two banks of Gilão river, in the center of Tavira city, this bridge has therefore undergone several changes over the centuries, but in the seventeenth century it receives its current appearance. Since 1989, during the great flood that took place here, the bridge became pedestrian.
Today it’s required passage point for thouse who visit Tavira, due to its asymmetry, beauty, architecture and the beautiful landscape of the city of Tavira.
The Roman Bridge is the ex-libris of the city and it has a great importance as a route of communication that over time merges the two sides of the village and established the much needed communications in East Algarve.
If you intend to see a Roman Bridge, with it's original traces, you must visit Tôr Roman Bridge