Aqueduct Of SegoviaCurrently Open
- Address: Plaza del Azoguejo, 1, 40001 Segovia, Spain, 40001
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +34-921466720
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture , Landmarks, Historic And Protected Sites
A landmark and the symbol of Segovia, the Aqueduct is a two storied aqueduct bridge which was named a World Heritage in the year 1985. It was built sometime during the latter half of the 1st century A.D. under the rule of the Roman Empire and was constructed to supply water from the Rio Frio River to the city. The pillars and arches of the two-storied tall Aqueduct are made of solid blocks of stone fit closely together with mortar. Trivia- the lower arches of the Aqueduct alternate in height according to the structure’s adaptation to the contours of the land. Extensive reconstruction has had taken place during the 15th and 16th centuries. The Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the most intact Roman aqueducts in Europe. A must see while touring Segovia.
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People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Aqueduct Of Segovia
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An amazing engineering feat that dates back to the Roman times some two thousand years ago. Just stacking of the stones on top of each other with no cement to bind then together and it has even withstood a 9.0 earthquake and remained intact. It's a grand sight and you can see it as you approach Segovia. Spanning the valley to deliver water from the mountains into the city, it is 14km long with the last km above ground. You would have seen pictures if it before but it is even more impressive in real life. Walk up the flight of stairs to the top to get the best view.
A highly recommended easy day trip, from Madrid. Be aware, the AVE train station requires an inexpensive bus ride that deposits you right to the Aqueduct. Some people mention the train station is an easy walk, but that's for another station, not the AVE. The Aqueduct is a marvel, but be sure to wander the streets behind the ancient wall.
I don't know the significance of this wall but I went to Segovia to view it in person ! The visit was worth every cent. I can just sit by the wall for hours. Be there on the top to view the Sunset. It is surrounded by many cafeteria's so just grab a coffee and appreciate the construction.
Probably the largest aqueduct you will see in your life. It's not functional anymore. But you can climb the stairs to get a view from the top as well (I attached a picture of a higher view). A testament to Roman ingenuity that it still stands. Also a lot of nice restaurants nearby where you can try the local dishes, just a bit pricey.
This is seriously impressive. I would have liked to know if the stones had square edges when it was originally built. They are quite rounded now and you wonder how it stays together. Sheer weight of stone.