Carvalha Bridge

Carvalha Bridge, also known as Old Bridge or Várzea (meadow) Bridge is probably the ex-libris of Sertã. Located on the most pleasant part of the town, it is bordered by walking and leisure areas. It was built during the Philippine rule in the 17th century with the aim of eventually replacing an ancient bridge of Roman origin.With its 64m of length, the bridge rests on six round stone masonry arches. The bridge has always been of critical and strategical importance, as it has served as one of the gateways to the town and acquired a particular significance during the French Invasions in the 19th century.The surrounding Carvalha Lane is the most pleasant area of the town, a place to rest and enjoy outdoor life or walk alongside the river.