San Martin Bridge is a medieval bridge over River Tajo, located in the west of Toledo, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city. It's one of the most important historical and monumental bridges in the city .
It communicates with the Jewish Quarter, with its famous synagogues of Santa María la Blanca and Tránsito and other monumental parts of the city, such as San Juan de los Reyes Monastery.
In this place, there was a pontoon bridge that was destroyed by a flood during the Arab domination and the early days of Christian belonging. In the thirteenth century the current construction of the granite-stoned bridge began, taking the name of the parish whose jurisdiction belonged to: San Martin. In its construction is likely to have taken Alcantara bridge as a model. Mid-fourteenth century, around 1355, Pedro I of Castile would have set fire to the gates of the bridge, and in 1368 it suffered damage again.
It was restored by Archbishop Pedro Tenorio, 1390, who built the great central arch and the two crenelated towers of the ends. The bridge is all masonry. In 1760, during the reign of Carlos III, San Martin Bridge was paved.
Until recently 1976 this venerable medieval bridge had to endure the traffic. Now only pedestrian traffic is permitted.
It is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Toledo, where you can enjoy incredible views of the city and San Juan de los Reyes Monastery.