Almunecar Roman Bridge

The Roman Bridge in Almuñecar

Roman Bridge in Almunecar

In Roman times, Almuñécar was strategically situated on the principal Roman highway connecting the important cities of Cartagena, Malaga and Cadiz. In fact, THIS was the main Roman highway in southern Spain and was the primary manner of transportation for the abundant merchandise and agricultural products moving throughout the region.

In Cotobro, you can see the BEST remaining portion of this famous ancient highway... the Roman Bridge of Cotobro. It's in excellent condition and worth a visit... Just be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Roman Bridge in Almunecar

Finding the Roman Bridge

As with most of the ancient monuments and relics in the area the Roman bridge is not well-marked. The best way to find it is driving on the coastal road in Almunecar heading west towards Cotobro.

This is a beautiful drive as the road runs very close to the sea. In about 1-kilometer and just before Playa Cotobro, there will be a road on your right that runs up into the hills. Take this road, it soon turns into dirt.

Walk up the dirt road for about five minutes and then take a left onto the small drive that is closed off with a chain. Follow this path for about another five-minutes until you find the Roman Bridge of Cotobro. The path is not well marked, and it's not an easy find. Good luck!!

Another option is from the main N-340 heading east towards Almunecar from La Herradura. There is a small sign on your right that marks the spot of the Roman Bridge below. Again, you must park at the top and walk down a dirt path to see it.

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Where to find the Roman Bridge