There is no questioning why the Aqueduct in the old town of Segovia is the symbol of the Spanish city. Thought to be built in the 2nd half of the 1st century (around 50 A.D.) under the rule of the Roman Empire, the structure has been excellently preserved and is still running water from the Río Frío in the Sierra de Guadarrama today. In fact, the Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the most intact Roman Aqueducts in Europe.
Made entirely out solid blocks of stone fit tightly together with little or no mortar, it is from architecture and careful conservation alone that the Aqueduct is still standing. The structure is about 93 ft. tall at its highest point and spans about 2,950 ft. with single and double arches holding its immense weight. Although some restoration work has been needed in the past, the Aqueduct will continue to be used and maintained.
Check out some of our photos from the 2013 San Fermin Tour visiting Segovia:
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