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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Jason Oneal (8 months 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 (9 months 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.
Nick St. George (10 months ago)
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Spain. The aqueduct is absolutely massive and it's truly a feat of Roman engineering, especially considering it was built nearly 2,000 years ago!. Hard to describe even through pictures how impressive the scale of this is, let alone how well it's been preserved. You don't have to be a history buff to check this one out, highly recommend!
Mike Caldwell (14 months ago)
Very impressive aqueduct, definitely worth a visit. Recommend staying one or two nights in Segovia as there is plenty to see here and the town is really nice. Also some good walks on the paths just outside the town next to the river.
Isabella Dicaprio (Isabella) (14 months ago)
Talking about history,,,, this is a fantastic city with wonderful historical treasures. Nice restaurants and international cuisine. I went during the pandemic season and I enjoyed it because there were not many tourists around.
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