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Praca da Republica | Santa Maria, Tavira 8800-316, Portugal
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can’t miss this spot in the center of town. Often there are street performers. Very romantic at sun down. Good for people watching. There is a myth about the bridge and why on one side the river has one name and on the other a...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When arriving by bus, this emblemic bridge is one of the first sights you see, when exiting the bus station towards town. Connecting two parts of the town, the structure is pedestrianised and includes seats, often occupied by buskers or ambulants craftspeople.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pedestrian bridge over the River Gilao, gives great views up and downstream. Lots of places for Photo opportunities.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monday 15th October and we crossed Gilão River , twice over 2 seperate pedestrian bridges, in the small City of Tavira The first time we walked over Ponte das Forcas Armadas (Bridge of the Armed Forces). This bridge was built shortly after the floods of...More

Thank David D
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Just makes Tavira even more special. The roman structure is magical specially in the evening.Romantic and a special place. Look at the lovers padlocks when you cross it or take a seat and take the views on the very hold stone seats!

Thank Lisboadolphin
Reviewed September 18, 2018

Romantic place, medieval bridge, in high season very crowded especially at the evenings. Worth to see.

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Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

Certainly one of the most famous buildings of Tavira. Pittoresque small pedestrian bridge crossing the river. Not an architectural masterpiece, but a vestige of the past with a romantic charm.

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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

Pretty bridge with great views and good photo opportunity. Not much note to really describe it but def should see if in Tavira!

Thank Joandgraham
Reviewed July 24, 2018

Views galore wherever you look from the bridge and plenty of shops and restaurants nearby too. Good to watch the fish when the tide is in and when it's out. A word of warning though - don't wear high heels!

Thank Jane H
Reviewed July 22, 2018

A beautiful Roman bridge that is still used for the (crazy) round the town bicycle races. Stand and watch the sun go down, think of those who built it and read of the townspeople who fought and died in its defence on the plaque at...More

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