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Puente de Segovia

Puente de Segovia
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid

This is the oldest bridge in Madrid and it crosses over the Manzanares River on the way from Segovia, one of the main access points to the capital. Its construction began in 1574, according to the Provision of Philip II, by Construction Foreman Gaspar de Vega. Upon the architect’s death in 1577, with the bridge only at its foundations, Juan de Herrera took charge of the project and created new designs. The bridge is formed by nine semi-circular arches and built with granite ashlars

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