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The Aqueduct

The Aqueduct

The aqueduct is one of the best preserved Roman works in the world. This work that was originally built to transport water, has become the symbol of Segovia, being a meeting point for Segovians and visitors. Come and know him.

It was probably built in the Flavian period, between the second half of the first century and the beginning of the second century, with Vespasian and Trajan emperors, in order to transport water from the Acebeda River to the city.

This impressive work of engineering, in excellent condition, begins near the Palace of the Farm with simple arches that lead the water to the cistern known as the Caserón. Subsequently, a channel of ashlars transports it to a second tower and, upon reaching the Plaza de Díaz Sanz, two monumental rows of superimposed arches begin to form. Their 20.400 stone blocks are not united by mass or cement, and they remain in a perfect and solid balance of forces. The maximum height of the construction is reached in the Plaza del Azoguejo with 28,10 m in height.