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Puente de San Martin

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Puente de San Martin

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Basic Information

Location Paseo Recaredo, 45002, Toledo, Spain
Country Spain
City Toledo

General Information

Open to visitors yes
Need appointment no
Handicap accessibility no
Website http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/spain/toledo/martinbridge/bridge.html
Geographical Coordinates 39.86014,-4.03134


Summary

This Jewish quarter is where the keys of the homes of the Jews who had gone into exile, in 1492, had become the greatest symbol of the Sephardi nostalgia. From the other side of the San Martin bridge, with the view of the city and the heights on that side, one can get a better understanding of the complex, difficult and fascinating history of a Jewish quarter like that of Toledo


History and time period

The Puente de San Martín (English: San Martin Bridge) is a medieval bridge across the river Tagus in Toledo, Spain.The bridge was constructed in the late 14th century by archbishop Pedro Tenorio to provide access to the old town from the west, complementing the older Puente de Alcántara linking to the east. Both sides of the bridge were heavily fortified with towers, the more recent dating from the 16th century.


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Spain

City

Toledo


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