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Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge)

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Address: Puente de San Pablo, Cuenca, Spain
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Old town of Cuenca

Rebuilt in the style of the era from iron, the original stone bridge collapsed a century ago. Affords magnificent views over the gorge as well as the Parador, Hanging Houses and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Cuenca, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rebuilt in the style of the era from iron, the original stone bridge collapsed a century ago. Affords magnificent views over the gorge as well as the Parador, Hanging Houses and castle area. Scary though!

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed across the bridge from the main town and needed to walk across each time we went to town! It is a very strong bridge with wooden planks. Some of the planks are a little wobbly but very secure. Most people stop on the bridge to take pictures of the hanging houses in the city and the beautiful view.... More 

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Cairns
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not exactly a pretty bridge but still impressive none the less. Affords great views of Cuenca. It scared my young lad a tad as it seemed quite rickety and exposed but is in reality very safe. He is afraid of heights but still managed to cross it 4 times over 2 days so it cant have been too bad.

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Belgrade, Serbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Castilla La Manca make sure to make stop at Cuenca. The biggest attractions there definitely are Hanging Houses of Cuenca (Las casasa colgadas) and San Pablo Bridge. This bridge is up to 40 metres high, and supported upon the remains of the old bridge. The original bridge collapsed, and the current one was made of wood... More 

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Plumpton, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This is an enchanting town and the view of the valley, Paradore, hanging houses and cathedral from the bridge is breathtaking. We'll worth the walk.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We drove 4 hours to visit Cuenca, was really worth it the bridge was scary and shook a little in the wind and was creaky but added to the excitement! The view from the bridge was incredible and the actual city was awesome to walk around, really beautiful. The surrounding national park is amazing too, well worth a drive to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The bridge was very impressive looking from our hotel. We had to cross it to get to the square. Beautiful views from the bridge.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

After waiting many years to visit Cuenca again but this time researched it using Google Earth it was this that made the visit special. The bridge a little wobbly when lots of tourists are on it but that's just part of the fun. The bridge crosses the gorge from the old city and the hanging houses to the parador.

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

The current bridge replaces a traditional stone bridge that that fell down. The current bridge was inspired by the metalwork of the Eiffel Tower and was named as the 'staple' by a local artist who was not enamoured by what he saw as a blot on the landscape. Whichever perspective you take it provides an 'easy' way to connect the... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

It's perfectly safe but doesn't feel it. The wind blows along the ravine and the wooden planks shift beneath your feet. The railings are just chest height. On a positive note, it gets you across from the town to the Parador quickly and you can avoid the climb down and up which is the only other option.

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