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Ponte de Lima Bridge

Ponte de Lima Bridge, Amarante
Ponte de Lima Bridge, Amarante


Historically, Ponte de Lima was on the Roman road from Braga to Santiago de Compostela across the border in Spain.

The first bridge across the river was indeed Roman in origin and several arches of this bridge survive on the northern bank of the Lima.

The initial Ponte Romana (Roman Bridge) was expanded in the 14th century and its graceful 13 granite arches are now the town's main attraction. The bridge is also illuminated at night making for a beautiful and romantic sight.

The bridge is for pedestrians only while a modern bridge downstream carries the N201 across the river.

Ponte de Lima Map
Ponte de Lima Map

Hotels in Ponte de Lima

Recommended hotels in town are the 3-star, riverside Hotel Império do Norte, the modern INLIMA Hotel & Spa, and Carmo's Boutique Hotel a 5-star property a short drive east of town.

See a listing of hotels in Ponte de Lima.

Other Bridges in Portugal

Bridges in Lisbon

Guadiana International Bridge

São Gonçalo Bridge Amarante

Ponte Romana Tavira

Ponte Velha Silves

Ponte de Lima Bridge
Ponte de Lima Bridge


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