Puentecillas is, perhaps, one of the places with the most personality and charm in the city. It is considered the oldest bridge in the capital, as its origins seem to go back to Roman times, most likely to the 1st century BC. However, the numerous reforms it has undergone since then have radically changed its current architectural bill. Of all these transformations, the most important was the one that lived at the end of the Middle Ages, around the 16th century, when its appearance and layout were adapted to those it exhibits today. It was a place of passage for the clerics who went to the Sotillo de los Canónigos and for the gardeners who cultivated the orchards located on the banks of the river. It was declared a Site of Cultural Interest in 2008. Almost as famous as the bridge itself is the pedestal that the City Council placed at its entrance, the so-called Bolus of Patience, which for years had the reputation of being the "mentidero" of the city.