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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Mike Caldwell (30 days 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) (47 days 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.
Lex Universe (3 months ago)
probably the most famous and iconic landmark of Segovia, the Roman aqueduct. Being built almost two thousand years ago, it makes it one of the oldest structures in Spain preserved to this day. No wonder that it ended up on the UNESCO World Herritage List in 1985. It may seem strange to today's visitors that it has been built from granite blocks without using any mortar - it holds together only thanks to the brilliantly distributed weight. And it isn't even such a long defunct relic as it looks - it was bringing water to the town even some 100 years ago. Pretty cool, right?
Isabella Dicaprio (3 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.
Push (6 months ago)
The trip to the Aqueduct of Segovia was amazing. The history behind this magnificent piece of architecture was quite a fascinating read. The place is gorgeous and we enjoyed walking around this amazing place. These aqueducts is probably the most well preserved ancient monument in Europe. Its quite an exciting surreal feeling to see this in person. The snow capped mountains at the background look amazing as we well. A. must visit !
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