Aqueduct of Segovia

Segovia, Spain

The Roman aqueduct of Segovia was built, probably in the 1st century BC, to bring water from the mountains to the hilltop settlement of Segovia. It was a massive feat of engineering as it ran for around 15 km and had to cross a wide valley before it entered the city. It was used to bring water to the town until the 19th century.

Today the aquduct is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site that also includes the old city and fortifications of Segovia. It is an enormous construction of masonry, 813 m in length, consisting of four straight segments and two superimposed arcades borne by 128 pillars. At the lowest point of the valley, the Aqueduct stands at a height of 28.5 m above ground. The tall arches of the aqueduct bridge are a major tourist attraction.


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Founded: 50 BCE
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Spain


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Rand Lee (10 months ago)
Majestic. Absolute stunner. Einstein would be proud of this Roman engineering. Can’t believe this beauty was crafted thousands of years ago. Just love this city. Segovia castle that inspired Disney castles is only a couple footsteps away from here. 90 mins bus ride from Madrid was definitely worth a shot
Hong Pua (11 months ago)
Definitely important to know this amazing edification done almost two millennium ago. So much to explore and understand. Feels that the water system built by the Incas should share similar technically. Goo can visit for free, would be comfortable to have more shading area to breath under the burning sun. How can water in the past not evaporate?
Ziad Alame (12 months ago)
Majestic monument. It is amazing that this is still working. It is the first thing that welcomes you to Segovia when you arrive. Multiple places for great photo ops. I prefer going up the stairs on the right side for an excellent top view of the aqueduct. I also used my phone in panoramic mode to capture the height of the aqueduct.
Jason Oneal (2 years ago)
What an amazing piece or architecture and history. Really, this whole town of Segovia which the aqueduct travels through is wonderful. There are lots of tourists, but the roads and shops are a must see. So many photographic moments and friendly conversations to be found here.
Kim Harper (2 years ago)
The Aqueduct of Segovia is a fabulous place to visit. Segovia is steeped in history and definitely worth exploring. The castle is magnificent and a definite building to visit. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from too. A fun day out for all the family, we even took our dog on our last visit.
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