Ponte Romano-Medieval de Rubiães

Castles and Fortresses

There are many vestiges of the passing of Romans across the lands of Paredes de Coura. Some of these landmarks, such as Ponte Romano-Medieval de Rubiães and several milestones, originated from the XIX Via do Itinerário de Antonino (or IV Via Militar Romana). The troops and traders travelling from Bracara Augusta (Braga) to Asturica Augusta (Astorga) used to cross this bridge. Later, the medieval pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela also started to use this ancient Roman road. Located at Rubiães and above the crystal waters of River Coura, this bridge consists of an inverted V deck over three full arches, a structure that gathers little consensus among historians - some consider it Roman while others consider it medieval. Don’t miss this bridge full of history, where you’ll be able to observe, on both sides, parts of the ancient roads. The greenish and relaxing landscape that surrounds it invites for a walk around. You won't surely regret accepting this invitation!

Paredes de Coura (Viana do Castelo)

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