PONTE ROMANO DE PONTE SAMPAIO

In The Way of Saint James
In The Way of Saint James

Bridge

Location

Parish: Ponte Sampaio (Santa María)

Place: A Ponte

36690  Pontevedra - Pontevedra

Coordinates: 42º 20' 46.6" N - 8º 36' 24.4" W


Description

Although the origins of the bridge are Roman, there are no traces remaining from this period. The current structure belongs to the Middle Ages. It is a long construction with ten arcades, between which there are breakwaters. On a historical note, the battle of Ponte Sampaio against the French in 1809 took place on this bridge. The beauty of the landscape at this point is outstanding, and it offers beautiful views of the Peneda del Viso and the estuary of the Verdugo river.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route



PONTE ROMANO DE PONTE SAMPAIO

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