St. Quiteria Medieval Bridge (Almassora), signs of medieval culture
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St. Quiteria Medieval Bridge


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This bridge is civil engineering work of great importance not only because it’s contemporaneous to King James I, but also because it’s a unique example of a Gothic bridge in the Comunidad Valenciana region.

A resident of Vila-real, Pere Dahera, built it in the 13th century with authorization from James I on 18 April 1275. One of the frequent flash floods destroyed it in 1581.  Upon being re-built, a cross was placed in the middle of the bridge; it was destroyed by lightning in 1652, an interesting fact that is reflected in an inscription on the base of the stone that can still be read today. 

 


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Over the River Mijares between the towns of Almassora and Vila-real.