Roman Bridges of Sasamón

As witnesses of a glorious past, three roman bridges still remain on the outskirts of Sasamón.

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Sasamón
Roman Bridges of Sasamón
Roman Bridges of Sasamón
Roman Bridges of Sasamón
Roman Bridges of Sasamón
Roman Bridges of Sasamón
Town: Sasamón

Descripción

There are several references which certify that Sasamón was an important roman village between the first and the fourth century AD. It is mentioned in the “Itinerario de Antonino” as one of the mansio that was situated along the road “de Italia in Hispania”. Even the emperor Augusto camped in this land when he was fighting against the Cantabrian people, in the first century BC.

On the outskirts of Sasamón there are three bridges of Roman origin, San Miguel, Trisla and Puente Nueva, which were built to overcome the river Brullés. The structures, which were modified during the Middle Ages, are formed by lancet arches and triangular buttresses. A roman road, called Via Italia, crossed over them. This road communicated Tarragona with León.

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