Ponte Medieval de Paderne
Ponte Medieval de Paderne
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Dolphintessa
36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Lovely Bridge, good information in several languages.
It could do with a couple of signposts from where the address in Trip Advisor tells you to go.
Do NOT follow Google Maps instructions to drive when you get to the track. It is wide enough for a car, and if you are in a decent 4x4 like a land rover defender, you might make it there and back. Maps app told us to go down there, we started and very quickly reversed back. As we earned down the path, it was clear this was the right decision. There is nothing at the road of the track to say the bridge is down there, nor anything to warn you against driving down there.
Maybe there is somewhere else to park, but we parked at the fork in the road on the map image attached. Do not leave the tarmac.
Thr Miller's house was interesting too as was all the j for on thr flora in the area.
It's a steep 1-mile walk down and a steeper walk back up. Make sure you're in sensible footwear and take water and go earlier in the day before it gets super hot.
It's worth the effort, though, some amazing views, but does need these warnings
Written 24 July 2023
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
A few years ago you couldn’t see the bridge from the castle. Now with some brush cut down it is clearly visible. Park under the freeway and follow the path along the river. This is the first year that the river has been totally dry. It takes about 25 min to reach the bridge but the walk is easy and beautiful with many information signs in Portuguese and English describing plants and animals. At the bridge check out the millers house, millstones and bake oven. Well worth the time to visit. You can walk down from the castle with new paths that have been created but we usually drive up and then park below to see the bridge.
Written 26 February 2020
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EvdH
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Didn't actually visit the bridge itself but had an awesome view from the near castle ruins on top of a hill.
It took some adventuring to get there but if you like old ruins it's definitely worth it.
Besides some people who were just leaving we were the only ones there.
Written 20 November 2019
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CHRISb1805
Quarteira, Portugal54 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Friends
You can still see where the mill worked and the water sluices that used to drive the stones. An old bread oven is quietly decaying along the track and the ruins of the millers cottage sit above teh bridge beneath the castle
Written 30 April 2018
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
The road to the picnic site along the river has been closed so you now have to park under the freeway bridge just before the road up to the castle. The river was very high and some areas of the path were under water. About a 5 min walk from parking to the picnic table and then about 15 min to the bridge. Lots of wildflowers and info charts.
Written 18 March 2018
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DiLav03
Nashua, NH30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017
I loved the atmosphere of the old bridge and it was stunning up close. It took us some time to find it but it was definitely worth it!
Written 8 May 2017
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg6,690 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
If you like tours and to exlore the nice region, this old medieval bridge in stone, perhaps replacing a wooden construction, it connected to the other side and it was a small river
with no water for the moment; you will feel you in an other time or period of life; very nice to take pictures, nice view, a romantic bridge,
Written 21 April 2017
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Lesterbeach
Winnipeg, Canada4,509 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 • Couples
This is the kind of tourist attraction I live, historic, beautiful and off the beaten path. You can see the bridge from the castle. To get there, once you pass under the bridge from the toll highway keep going to your right, the castle road is to your left. It is marked with a small sign saying biodiversity area. The rod is narrow but opens up to a picnic spot about 100 meters past the castle turn off, where you can park and turn the car around. ( never sure on some of these narrow country roads if you have to back up all the way!) byway from the picnic site the trail is well marked with signs indicating the flora and fauna. Across the river is beautiful rustic house and water mill. The walk is quite easy and flat, taking about 15 minutes. Near the bridge the path is marked up to Paderne Castle. This is a bit steep but would be a Shorter walk than the road up to the castle. The bridge is beautiful in its setting but one wonders why it was built here- did the river flow much deeper a thousand years ago? Why built so close to the hillside? Anyway- makes a beautiful country walk! Enjoy. A must do if you like nature and history and are in the Albufeira area.
Written 22 March 2017
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Mark
Amersham, UK1,919 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Went to the castle, castle shut. Went for a walk, found the bridge. Nothing spectacular, not worth going out of your for. However it was a nice walk in the sun so if that floats your boat....
Written 21 November 2016
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Les M
Paderne, Portugal18 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Couples
Amazing scenery lovely little tracks to walk along (sensible shoes is a must) Roman bridge and remains of the old bakers house, sometimes streams and rivers in winter months.
Written 25 August 2016
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