Photographer's Note

Along with the Alcázar and the cathedral, this aqueduct is one of the major landmarks of Segovia.

The time of its construction is unknown, but historians believe that it was built in the late 1st century AD or the early 2nd century. It was used until recently and it is one of the most outstanding and best kept Roman constructions of Iberian Peninsula. The tallest part, which I believe is depicted here, is 28.5 meters (93.5 ft) tall. It took water to the city from a source 17 Km away.

The last major restoration started in 1997 and some sources state that the works aren't finished yet. I don't know if the situation improved, but I remember having read some years ago that there was much concern about the negative impact of pollution, with some people talking about real danger of collapse. I hope that the recent restoration and the partial ban on traffic below it have put away such risk.

#1 - another POV shot 1 hour before.
#2 - almost the same POV with a wider angle.
#3 - unprocessed version of WS#1.

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Location (latitude, longitude): 40.9477,-4.1178

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