Segovia a construction has been
built in emperor Trajan's time. 20.400 blocks of granite
have been used.
Building this aqueduct, they did not use any concrete
or mortar. It was built well-balanced.
The aqueduct took water from the river Frio (near La Acebeda) to Segovia
(distance: approx. 17 km). Above ground it had a length
of 728 m and consisted of 165 arches. The water was
collected in a water tower (El Caserón).
Next the water flowed, via a canal of natural stone
to a second tower where it would be purified.
On the Plaza of Azoguejo the
aqueduct is at its peak:
for more photos made 23 October 2007 this page.
Part of the aqueduct at the
first level once had an inscription in bronze letters.
Now only the holes are visible.
aqueduct was in use until 1960 and has been renovated
in the nineties!