A Remain from the Roman Empire
The most prominently presented feature of this magnet souvenir from Spain is the Roman bridge that establishes the foreground. It has seen countless tourists who in turn have surely felt humbled at some level by the idea of the Roman empire. And who wouldn't, it is 365 meters wide and took who know how much stone that in turn had to be moved without modern technology.
If you are a fan of Roman architecture, you are sure to find yourself thinking when admiring the bridge on this magnet as it is indeed presented in a Romantic style. The cathedrals that are also presented in this magnet not only serve the viewer in respect to perspective, but they also invite contemplation as they represent the local culture, and the bridge, the one establishing itself from a land far away.
The Bridge in Detail
This Roman Bridge is located in Salamanca, a city only 120 miles away from Madrid. Acknowledging its historical importance, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1988. It is no wonder as here sits the University of Salamanca, the oldest university in the Iberian peninsula.
The bridge crosses the Tornes River connecting Merida and Astorga. It was built by the Romans upon their arrival in Spain in the first century After Christ and it served to transport the silver in the Empire. The Roman work shows in the Celtic stylized design that specialists call Pre Roman Salamantine art. From this bridge visitors can enjoy great views of the whole city of Salamanca. One of the bridge more intriguing features is the statue of a pig. All in all, this is a great travel souvenir to take back home and talk about the Roman presence in the old Spain.