Looking at the path leading towards the Roman Bridge from N-124 Road

Looking at the path leading towards the Roman Bridge from N-124 Road

A restaurant sits next to the bridge with the same name - in the background, the famous Castle of Silves can be seen

A restaurant sits next to the bridge with the same name - in the background, the famous Castle of Silves can be seen

In the past, this bridge was a sole link of this city to outside world

In the past, this bridge was a sole link of this city to outside world

Cars parked in front of the bridge - currently, this bridge is only used by the pedestrians

Cars parked in front of the bridge - currently, this bridge is only used by the pedestrians

Looking at the ramp of the bridge - the current bridge is from the 15th century

Looking at the ramp of the bridge - the current bridge is from the 15th century

It's name has derived from the fact that once a Roman bridge existed here - Later, Arabs also built a bridge to access the city

It's name has derived from the fact that once a Roman bridge existed here - Later, Arabs also built a bridge to access the city

The bridge has five arches and it crosses over River Arade

The bridge has five arches and it crosses over River Arade

A bench made out of concrete in the middle of the bridge is to sit down and enjoy the beautiful views of the surroundings

A bench made out of concrete in the middle of the bridge is to sit down and enjoy the beautiful views of the surroundings

Looking back at the far side of the bridge, after crossing it

Looking back at the far side of the bridge, after crossing it

These steps are created to make it easier for the people to go on the bridge because from this side bridge is slightly higher

These steps are created to make it easier for the people to go on the bridge because from this side bridge is slightly higher

Silves was the capital of Muslim Algarve (al-Garb) and this city was very prosperous in the past

Silves was the capital of Muslim Algarve (al-Garb) and this city was very prosperous in the past

Fish swimming in the waters of River Arade - during Muslim times, this river was navigable all the way to the Algarve coast

Fish swimming in the waters of River Arade - during Muslim times, this river was navigable all the way to the Algarve coast

At one stage in the history of this city, Silves was called the Baghdad of the West

At one stage in the history of this city, Silves was called the Baghdad of the West

Silves was surrounded by a defensive wall and most of it's inhabitants lived inside the walls and this bridge was an outer boundary for the city

Silves was surrounded by a defensive wall and most of it's inhabitants lived inside the walls and this bridge was an outer boundary for the city

Looking at the beautiful arches of the Roman Bridge

Looking at the beautiful arches of the Roman Bridge

Hills surround this bridge on one side and the city of Silves is located to the opposite side

Hills surround this bridge on one side and the city of Silves is located to the opposite side

A stunning view of Silves from the Castle of Silves - the Roman Bridge can be seen to the right of this photo

A stunning view of Silves from the Castle of Silves - the Roman Bridge can be seen to the right of this photo

A car park, the Roman Bridge with a van parked under one of it's arches can be seen here

A car park, the Roman Bridge with a van parked under one of it's arches can be seen here

In the evening, the water level dropped and bridge and the river both looked sleepy

In the evening, the water level dropped and bridge and the river both looked sleepy