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Royal Bridge

The Puente del Real, Royal Bridge, was built between 1595
and 1598, according to city chroniclers. It coincided with
the celebration of the wedding of King Felipe III with Queen
Margarita. According to the commission, “the bridge will
be finished come wedding day”. It is believed the bridge
was built using materials from the nearby cemetery of the
Convent of St Dominic, and that even gravestones with
inscriptions were included.
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