St. Gonçalo Bridge

A national monument since 1910, its construction started in 1781, during the reign of D. Maria I, and was opened in 1790. A year later, its four stone pyramids were added. According to local legend, a previous bridge, built around 1250, was completed due to the efforts of Saint Gonçalo of Amarante. Indeed, his miracles are closely related to its construction, as it is said that he moved huge boulders with his hands, made water flow out of rocks to quench people’s thirst and even commanded fish to gather as food for the gentry.