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The Aqueduct of Segovia



  • Segovia aqueduct

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The Aqueduct of Segovia


The Aqueduct of Segovia


Description

One of the most outstanding engineering works left behind by the Romans in Spain. Its span of nearly 15 kilometres runs across the city of Segovia from east to west. It was built to carry water from the River Acebeda in the sierra to the city. The 167 arches and large stone blocks weighing up to two tonnes placed one on top of another without any mortar or cement will leave you astonished. The Aqueduct has hardly been touched and is excellently preserved. The best view to appreciate its grandeur is from Plaza Azoguejo square. The Segovia Aqueduct is also known as the ‘Devil's Bridge'. Legend has it that the Aqueduct was built by the devil thanks to an exchange he made with a woman. It has been declared a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.  

Construction:
Aqueduct

Artistic period:
Classical-Roman

Historic period:
2nd century, 1st century

  • World Heritage certification