Have you ever seen an aqueduct in the middle of a city? This is a pleasure that awaits you in Segovia.
The first and main stop is obviously the aqueduct, both stunning and unique. It was built by the Romans with the main function of transporting water from the mountains to the city. The most popular part of the aqueduct is located in the Azoguejo square and is the perfect place for admiring the architecture and taking good pictures, and also is a great spot from where to enter to the historic part of the city.
With 167 arches, the “Acueducto de Segovia” was built with solid blocks of stone and no mortar and it runs for over 10 kilometres before it reaches the city, dividing it in two, with the Plaza del Azoguejo on one side, and the Plaza de la Artillería on the other.
The aqueduct is thought to have been built during the Flavian dynasty, from the second half of the first century to the early 2nd century under the Emperors Vespasian and Trajan. This impressive work of engineering begins near the Palace of La Granja, with single arches bringing the water to the tank known as El Caserón. Then, a stonework channel carries it to a second tower, and when it arrives at Plaza de Díaz Sanz, it begins to form two monumental rows of arches, one on top of the other.