Guadalmedina means River of the City. It flows 29 miles from the Sierra de Camarolos mountains and divides Málaga before emptying into the sea. This footbridge over the river is the Bridge of Santo Domingo. It is also called the Bridge of the Germans (Puente de los Alemanes). It was gifted by Germany in appreciation for the Málaga people who helped rescue sailors from the sinking frigate SMS Gneisenau in 1900. In the background, on the east bank of the river in the El Perchel neighborhood, is the Church of Santo Domingo de Guzmán. This religious complex included a convent when built during the 15th century. The namesake is Saint Dominic, the founder of the Dominican Order.