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Puente de Segovia

Puente de Segovia
  • Extended Route 1: Historical Madrid

The Puente de Segovia 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. It was built from 1582 to 1584 under the commission of King Philip II of Spain and was designed by Juan de Herrera, the artist of the Monasterio de El Escorial and the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. The bridge is formed by nine semicircular arches and built with granite ashlars.