The remains of this monument (only the base of the pillars stand today) are found close to the Puente de Alcántara and ... More
The remains of this monument (only the base of the pillars stand today) are found close to the Puente de Alcántara and below the Infantry Academy on opposite banks of the river. There are four pillars, two on either side, that served as buttresses for the monumental arches that transported water from the Alcantarilla dam in the village of Mazarambroz over the gorge and into Toledo. This incredible example of Roman engineering was of such high quality that it was in use for almost 1000 years, well into the 9th century AD.
The Puente de Alcántara bridge has a history that pre dates its Islamic name (in Arabic "alcántara" means bridge). It
was originally constructed in the Roman era. It was later destroyed then rebuilt during Arabic times (854). In 1257 ...
Step inside this delightful store to explore the history of damascene art (gold encrusted arabesque designs on metal). You can
watch the craftsmen at work, see the intricate production process and visit the little museum containing 100 year old ...
Located in Plaza del Conde and close to Santo Tome church, this mansion was built by the first Count of
Fuensalida, Don Pedro Lopez de Ayala, in 1440. It is Mudejar (Moorish Spanish) in style and the two storey ...
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