Toledo’s Beautiful Buildings: Alcantara Bridge (Puente De Alcántara)

Here are some pictures I took of one of Toledo’s oldest bridges, Puente De Alcántara. The Arabic word “alcántara” actually means bridge, so “Alcántara Bridge” is a bit of a tautology if ever there was one 😉

Alcántara Bridge Toledo

Alcantara Bridge Toledo

Visible through one of the gates is the Castillo De San Servando, built a thousand years ago. Initially a monastery, it subsequently served to defend the city from hostile invasions (these were rather frequent in the past). Today, it's a very scenic youth hostel.

Visible through one of the gates, at the top, is the Castillo De San Servando, built a thousand years ago. Initially a monastery, it subsequently served to defend the city from hostile invasions (these were rather frequent). Today, it’s probably one of the most scenic youth hostels ever!

I love how the arc reflects in the water

I love how the arc reflects in the water

A shot from the other side to round it all off

A shot from the other side to round it all off

Click here for a picture of the bridge at night, taken by a friend

For pictures of Toledo’s other historic bridge, St Martin’s Bridge (Puente Del San Martín), click here.

And if you haven’t had enough yet,  here are some beautiful vistas of Toledo, which I keep adding to regularly.

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12 thoughts on “Toledo’s Beautiful Buildings: Alcantara Bridge (Puente De Alcántara)

  1. Anonymous

    Tautological and saying the same thing twice.

    Gorgeous! Shots! And what lovely weather. I can’t WAIT to come over at Easter! Only a few weeks to go. Yippee!

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