PONTE LOÑA

Civil
284
On the Way of St. James

Location

Parish: Tras do Hospital (A Asunción)

32004  Ourense - Ourense

Coordinates:
42º 20' 52.9" N - 7º 50' 57.7" W

Description

Located on the old road between Mende and Velle. This is a Mediaeval bridge with a single arch built on solid granite supports. The earliest mention of the bridge dates from 1238. It serves as a contrast to the simpleness of the Puente Viejo bridge. The arches are built of thick granite masonry, which contrast with the extreme thinness of the walls. It was built between the 13th and the 14th Centuries. It preserves its pointed arch and its design, which has recently been restored (1988).

Access

City centre.
Accessibility: on foot and by car.

The Ways of St. James

Vía de la Plata
Arriba