Arcos de Valdevez Bridge

Arcos de Valdevez


Situated in the beautiful village of Arco de Valdevez, over the crystalline waters of the river Vez, this monument is one of the symbols of the region, part of a beautiful bucolic landscape.

According to tradition, it was close to this site that a battle was raised and from that battle was originated the Portuguese kingdom. It is said that it was such a bloody battle that hours passed the combat still the River Vez was carrying blood instead of water.

In 1258 there was already here a bridge that contributed a lot for the development of the village throughout the middle age.
This previous construction would have been replaced in 1876 by the present one, wider, with four round arches.

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