The bridge over the Ebro in Tudela
is a kind of anticipation of the interesting artistic heritage left in the city by Muslims, Jews, Mozarabs and Christians
. A walk over its 17 pointed arches will give you a great view of the city's skyline, over which the tower of the Cathedral of Santa María
The bridge was built in the Middle Ages but has undergone numerous renovations to resist the strong currents of the Ebro, the main river of Navarre
. It irrigates fertile banks where the market gardens offset the arid land around and give their intense flavour to the dishes of the region.
The bridge over the Ebro is the first example of mediaeval civil architecture you will come across in Tudela , if you enter the city along the NA-134 road from Pamplona. It has 17 pointed arches in its 360 metres length and provides one of the best views of the capital of La Ribera, in the south of Navarre. Its strategic importance was so great that Tudela adopted it as the symbol and ... [+ info]