Puente de Toledo is a beautiful bridge in the heart of Madrid over the River Manzanare. Puente de Toledo was built in the 18th century by Pedro di Ribera, on the orders of Felipe V. It was built on the site of an old bridge that was destroyed by floods.
The architecture of this bridge is impressive. It is comprised of nine supporting arches. At the top of the bridge are two arched shrines for the patriot saints of Madrid, San Isidro and Santa María de la Cabeza. The bridge is closed to traffic and is a pedestrian only bridge. Puente de Toledo is an open access bridge with no fee charged.
Sightseeing near Puente de Toledo Bridge
Surrounding the area of Puente de Toledo are other sites worthy of visiting, such as the Palicio de Cristal Greenhouse. This greenhouse is has over 1,200 species of plants for you to enjoy. Puerta de Toledo, the newest monument city gate in Madrid, built in 1827, is also in the vicinity.
You can also find comfortable accommodations at the lovely 4 star hotel, Club Parisol Garden, or the 2 star hotels, Aliste and Rocamar.
The train stations closest to Puente de Toledo are: Pirámides / Marqués de Vadillo
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