Pont medieval

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Updated: 04/27/2015

Sant Pere s/n
17857 Sant Joan les Fonts


Sant Joan les Fonts has always been a zone of passage between the coastal and inland areas. In medieval times the only existing route linking up the historic counties of Besalú, Cerdanya and Berga ran through Sant Joan municipal area and over the bridge spanning the River Fluvià. The first references of the bridge date from the 13th century, although what we see today is a 15th century reconstruction carried out after earthquakes ravaged the county.

Situated in the centre of Sant Joan les Fonts, the medieval bridge over the River Fluvià is constructed mainly from volcanic stone, a building material much used in the area. The bridge consists of one pointed central arch and two segmental arches.