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Review of Pont del Diable

Pont del Diable
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We walked along the river to get to this and it was worth the trip. The late afternoon sun made it even more magnificent. It really is a place to just sit and wonder while your mind trys to imagine it being built. Although not as big as the one in Segovia it has more charm due in part to the effort involved in getting there and its seclusion. Touch a bit of history and feel connected to all those men who sweated over every stone. Wonderful. As has been said, you can bus it there and back but the river walk is great and with a little bread cheese and water....well this is what life is all about

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We were keen to get here to see the aqueduct, having seen other Roman ruins in Tarragona and other aqueducts in Turkey. It's an easy trip out by bus (bus number 5 or 85 from the big roundabout) and the drivers usually yell out the stop. However, the bus stop is basically a layby on a busy dual carriage way and so this makes the return trip interesting - more later......

The aqueduct itself is an easy walk through a pleasant little park, frequented by energetic joggers. It's an impressive sight and all the more because you can walk along the top of the aqueduct and feel slightly queasy if you don't like heights....There's a lot of it and you can still make out where the water flowed into, and out, of the aqueduct. It's a great view from the top and worth a lot of photos.

But the return trip. The tourist office hadn't told us how to get back, so we thought it was obvious. Except it isn't. The bus stop is one way only - from Tarragona - the return bus stop is nowhere to be seen. There are three choices if you come by public transport: one, you walk back along the path as other reviewers have said, but the path looked a bit washed out and it takes over an hour, two, you catch the bus from the same stop and catch a return from somewhere else or three, you trust your husband.

He noticed that the road led to a turning for the next town/village (just on the outskirts of San Salvador), so we walked along the dual carriageway for 5 minutes (that's the trusting bit), past the service station and then into the residential streets. There was a map that showed where the bus stops were and after a few minutes (having taken a photo of the map), we found the return stop. Not ideal, but it seemed better than waiting by the side of the road.

I suppose the point is that none of the options are ideal. The aqueduct is great and worth a visit, but you have to plan your return and be aware of the options for the return bus. If you had children, you'd have to think carefully about it. The road is busy, but we were there over Christmas and so it was reasonably quiet.

5  Thank madamedefarge
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Reviewed December 1, 2012

The "Devil's Bridge" Puente del Diablo is very impressive. We took a bus out of Tarregona, which took about 20 minutes. We took a picnic and walked in the surrounding woodland, which was pleasant. Instead of catching the bus back, we walked back along the river (an orange marked footpath on the map at the entrance to the Aquaduct area). This took about 1 hour 10 minutes and took us down to the Port area of the city.

4  Thank EggsEngland
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Heading out of town on the N240 you will see a tiny sign for the turn off to the Roman Aqueduct. This will bring you to a small park. A 5 minute walk will bring you to the aqueduct. There is no charge to visit it.

The aqueduct is amazing. It is in near-perfect condition. One can even climb up and walk across!

1  Thank FayeJ42
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Just spectacular and in a perfect setting -An excellent example of roman municipal engineering which complements the entire visit to this city

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