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Bridge of Sighs

St John's College, St John's St, Cambridge CB2 1TP, UK

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About Bridge of Sighs

Bridge of Sighs was also Called the Ponte Dei Sospiri by locals, this iconic landmark was built in the year 1600 and connects the Doge's Palace to the historic prison across the canal. It is considered one of the most romantic places in Venice, which is no small feat in a city as idyllic as La Serenissima. It was designed by Antonio Contino, whose uncle Antonio da Ponte designed the Rialto Bridge, and it was built in 1600.



Attractions near Bridge of Sighs

Wren Library0.17km from Bridge of Sighs

The Wren Library is the library of Trinity College in Cambridge. The Wren Library houses 750 incunabula, the Capell collection of Shakespeariana, many books from the library of Sir Isaac Newton including his annotated copy of the Principia Mathematica, the Rothschild collection of 18th century literature, the Kessler collection of livres d’artistes, and over 70,000 books printed before 1820.

The Round Church0.21km from Bridge of Sighs

The Round Church was built around 1130, making it one of the oldest buildings in Cambridge. It is one of only four medieval round churches in England. The church is built in stone. Its plan consists of a circular nave surrounded by an ambulatory, a chancel with north and south aisles and a north vestry. Over the nave is an upper storey surmounted by a conical spire. To the north of the church is an octagonal bell-turret containing two bells.

Museum of Cambridge0.27km from Bridge of Sighs

The Museum of Cambridge is a unique, historic space where visitors can discover and celebrate the social history and diverse stories of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding areas. The museum presents the lives of the people of Cambridge and its surrounding area, the county of Cambridgeshire from 1700 onwards. The collection includes objects covering applied art, coins, costumes, decorative art, fine art, hobbies, law and order, medals, medicine, music, social history, textiles and toys.

Kettle's Yard0.29km from Bridge of Sighs

Kettle's Yard is an art gallery and house in Cambridge, England. It is the creation of Jim Ede who, with his wife Helen, lived in this remarkable house from 1957 to 1973, filling it with his collection of modern art and opening it up to the world.  It has a distinctive collection of 20th-century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art. It includes works by French sculptor Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, St Ives fisherman-turned-painter Alfred Wallis, and artists William Congdon, Italo V

St Mary the Great has been a well- established church, in the very heart of Cambridge. is one of the Greater Churches. It is designated by Historic England as a Grade I listed building. The church also hosts the "University Sermons" and houses the University Organ and the University Clock.

Cambridge Market Square0.4km from Bridge of Sighs

Cambridge Market Square is the beating heart of this quaint city. The market is open for fresh food and produces plants, and cycle services.  Make your way through the stands browsing the trinkets and shopping for food, with the impressive Church of St. Mary the Great in the background.

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The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.