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A Ponte Romana de Tavira

A cache by Portokeil & thonixx Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 07/08/2021
Difficulty:
1.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   virtual (virtual)

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A pitoresca vila de Tavira foi fundada em 400 AC e foi um importante entreposto comercial entre a Europa e o Norte de África.

O rio Gilão, em cujas margens se edifica a vila, é atravessado por duas pontes principais.

Uma delas é conhecida como Ponte Romana por ter sido construída sobre os alicerces da ponte no percurso da estrada romana que ligava Faro a Castro Marim.

Na época medieval, a antiga Ponte Romana fazia parte de uma importante via de transporte, sendo um dos poucos pontos de passagem do rio Gilão.

Como tal, foi fortificado com torres em cada extremidade e diz-se mesmo que tinha um piso de madeira que poderia ser removido como medida de defesa.

A ponte que vemos aqui hoje foi erguida em 1667. Tem sete arcos, uma superfície de paralelepípedos e trilhos de ferro forjado ao longo dos quais se tornou comum encontrar cadeados do amor presos. Até há relativamente pouco tempo, a ponte era usada tanto por pedestres quanto por carros.

No entanto, uma inundação em dezembro de 1989 causou grandes danos à ponte, após os quais ela passou a ser exclusiva para veículos a pé e não motorizados.

Da ponte, há boas vistas das margens do rio com palmeiras e muitos dos melhores edifícios da cidade.

Para logar esta virtual, deverá dirigir-se às coordenadas publicadas, no meio da Ponte Romana e tirar uma fotografia a si mesmo, com o rio Gilão atrás, que deverá ser anexada ao seu log.

Alternativamente, será aceite uma fotografia no GZ, com o seu nickname, o GC da cache e a data da visita.

 


The picturesque town of Tavira was founded in 400 BC and was an important trading post between Europe and North Africa.

The River Gilão, on the banks of which the town is built is crossed by two main bridges.

One of these is known as the Roman Bridge (Ponte Romana) as it was built on the foundations of the bridge on the route of the Roman road which linked Faro and Castro Marim.

In medieval times the old Roman Bridge formed part of an important transport route offering one of the few crossing points of the Gilão river.

As such it was fortified with towers at each end and it is even said to have had a wooden floor which could be removed as a defensive measure.

The bridge we see here today was erected in 1667. It has seven arches, a cobbled surface and wrought iron rails along which it has become common to find love locks attached. Up until relatively recently the bridge was used by both pedestrians and cars.

However, a flood in December 1989 caused extensive damage to the bridge after which it became exclusively for foot and non-motorized vehicles.

From the bridge there are good views of the palm-fringed riverbanks and many of the city’s finest buildings.

To log this virtual, you will have to go to the published coordinates, in the middle of the Roman Bridge and take a picture of yourself with the river Gilão behind you, to upload to your log.

Alternatively, a picture will be accepted at the GZ with your nickname, the GC of the cache and the date of the visit.

 


 

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