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  • Chaves Roman Bridge - Ponte Trajano
    Roman bridge in Chaves

    As the name suggests, the Roman bridge in Chaves dates back to the days of the Roman occupation during the first century AD. The sturdy granite bridge spans the River Tâmega as it meanders its way though the outskirts of Chaves.

    The local name is the Ponte Trajano (Trajan's bridge) after the Roman Emperor Trajan. It was actually the Roman's who founded Chaves and named it Aquae Fluviae, after the hot springs found there. During this period Chaves was an important frontier town and the bridge allowed the town to be easily accessed from the east.

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In the remote northern region of Trás-os-Montes, Chaves (meaning ‘keys’) is only 10km away from Spain and lies on the upper stretch of the river Tâmega. It is a spa town steeped in history, the most important example...