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Puente de San Pablo (Saint Paul Bridge)

Puente de San Pablo, Cuenca, Spain
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Bridge of San Pablo and San Pablo Monastery

Construction of San Pablo Monastery began in 1523 on cliffs across Cuenca by command of the canon... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Stunning views of historic town

Cuenca is a beautiful old town and well worth finding. Once you are there a trip to the Puente de... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
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Puente de San Pablo, Cuenca, Spain
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Construction of San Pablo Monastery began in 1523 on cliffs across Cuenca by command of the canon priest Juan del Pozo, a monk belonging to the Dominican order. Brothers Juan and Pedro de Alviz were in charge of the building project; Pedro worked on the...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Cuenca is a beautiful old town and well worth finding. Once you are there a trip to the Puente de San Pablo is a must, provided you have a head for heights. The views over the gorge and in all directions are wonderful and you...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

I've been to this bridge a few times since I started living in Cuenca for the past month. It's beautiful, a wonderful view from every part of it, very historic (I believe the stones at the bottom are dating back to when it was first...More

Thank Megan J
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

If in Cuenca, you have to walk across, just for the views. Really nice. You gwt a very good view of the historic part of Cuenca from here and great photos from this bridge, especially in the morning

Thank Marco W
Reviewed 27 October 2017

Linking the Paradore of Cuenca with the cliff hugging town of Cuenca, this bridge spans the gorge and offers great views of both the city and the Paradore. Lit at night, it is a great way to view both historic sites from one location.

Thank twaone
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The bridge moves with the weight of the pedestrian traffic and a couple of slightly loose boards. However, at no time did it feel unsafe.

Thank lawrencecsullivan
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Since casas colgadas or hanging houses are a must-see when in Cuenca, we walked down to the Saint Paul Bridge hanging over the ravine of the river Huécar and offering the best view of the hanging houses. It is a very respectable ravine and the...More

Thank Corinne E
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Nice views of the gorge by the cliffs on which the Casas colgadas stand. You can park your car by the road and walk there for couple of nice shots.

Thank Tinde_K
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

An amazing suspension bridge not for the faint hearted but an amazing way to enter the old town. Spectacular views of the hanging houses and the surrounding area. Well worth the climb up here for the view.

Thank Hall_UK
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

But its only a narrow short pedestrian bridge over a small gorge with a road below - Bristol Suspension Bridge is far more impressive!

Thank PAC6750
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22 October 2016|
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Response from | Reviewed this property |
As previous replies - can all be accessed by car - but I would suggest avoiding peak periods in the old town.
8 May 2016|
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Response from Archited2013 | Reviewed this property |
Bus ticket can be bought on line for a direct bus from Madrid to Cuenca. Madrid main bus station is two metro stops from Atocha train station. Bus takes 2 hours and drops you off in the newer part of Cuenca. From there... More