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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Navnish N (5 months ago)
An Amazing experience to see a historical place. Friends recommended to visit Segovia and we too a bus from Madrid. The place is crowded most of the time. Good places to eat around and nice spots to take pictures. There are also many other places around walking distance. A must visit.
H Pon (6 months ago)
Magnificent roman architecture that has been around closed to 2 century though no actual date been recorded. To get a good photo of it, climb up the stairs from the site of the plaza nearby.
Paul Yeaton (7 months ago)
This is a popular touristical spot for a great photograph. Still, it's a wonderful reminder of the engineering might of the Roman empire and I always come back for that memory. You Will no doubt enjoy walking around the neighborhood and up the hills to take in the sights and to take a bite at one of the many restaurants specializing in suckling, lamb and pig. Vegetarians can enjoy a custom salad with some of the best tomatoes around. Don't miss out on some of the best chocolate milk you can have anywhere.
Tali Wolder (7 months ago)
Very well preserved considering that the Aqueduct was built 2000 years ago. Very pleasant walk along the structural on cobblestone streets. And, a walk up the stairs to the wall of the city presents great views. Look carefully at the doors to all the buildings. So many are original carved wood doors. Lovely open Plaza with restaurants- almost all with outdoor seating.
Gourmand (9 months ago)
I was absolutely mesmerized by the aqueducts of Segovia during my recent visit. The grandeur of this ancient engineering marvel is truly awe-inspiring. The precision with which the massive granite blocks fit together, creating a bridge that has stood the test of time for centuries, left me speechless. The history and significance of the aqueducts, dating back to Roman times, added an extra layer of fascination. The sight of water flowing through these arches, standing tall against the backdrop of the city, is a sight to behold. Whether you're a history buff or simply someone who appreciates architectural wonders, the aqueducts of Segovia are an absolute must-see.
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