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This Aqueduct is the most famous monument in Segovia and one of the most famous Roman monuments in all of Spain. It is located in the Plaza de Azoguejo and was built in the 1st century AD, but the exact date of its construction is unknown. The aqueduct was built from 20 thousand granite slabs, which are not fastened with cement mortar. The length of the structure – 818 meters, maximum height – 29 meters, the aqueduct is divided into 167 arches.
Under the Romans, the three highest arches had bronze signs that denote the names of their creators.
On each side of the Aqueduct there are images of Hercules of Egypt, according to legend, who founded the city, and of the Virgin of Fuensisla – patroness of Segovia.
The aqueduct fulfilled its main functions for a long time. In 1997, its restoration began. The work was supervised by architect Francis Huardo.
In 1985, the Aqueduct in Segovia was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
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Topic: Aqueduct in Segovia in Spain, Segovia resort.