Pont Roma, Pollença
Historic Site in Pollenca
The Pont Roma stands as one of the most exceptionally preserved relics of Roman influence on the island of Mallorca, offering a tangible link to the past.
In the year 123 BC, the Roman army, under the leadership of consul and general Quintus Caecilius Metellus, finally succeeded in conquering Mallorca after years of fierce conflict during the Punic Wars (264 – 146 BC).
The Romans subsequently established the town of Pol-lentia, which was designated as the capital of Mallorca during that era (and its remains can still be explored in Alcúdia today).
The Roman bridge at Pont Roma held particular significance during this period, as it served as the sole means of crossing the river, which was notably wider back then. This historical structure continues to bear witness to the enduring legacy of Roman dominance on the island.
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