Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain
Photo credit: @jeremiahburnett
The Aqueduct of Segovia, also known as the “Puente del Diablo” or Devil’s Bridge, is a well-preserved Roman aqueduct in Segovia, Spain, crossing the city from one side to the other. For almost 2,000 years it has defied the passing of time, bringing water and beauty to Segovia.
Built at the end of the 1st century, the aqueduct is considered one of the Roman Empire’s most impressive works of engineering. It was in use until the mid 19th century, supplying water from the Frío River 17 km (11 mi) away to the city.
Legend has it that Lucifer himself built the bridge in one single night, in order to win a young woman’s soul. He failed, however, lacking the final stone when dawn came. This left a gap in the bridge, where a statue of the Virgen de la Fuencisla (the patroness of Segovia) stands today.
Roughly 813 m (2,667 ft) long and at its highest point almost 29 m (94 ft) tall, the aqueduct bridge is made up of 167 arches supported by pillars. Its colossal granite blocks are joined without use of mortar or cement, ingeniously held together by balancing forces.
Along with the Old Town and fortifications, the Aqueduct of Segovia became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.
Interesante jornada ayer participando con mis compañer@s de Wazo en la Mesa sobre Patrimonio en la Eurorregión Euroace en Elvas aportando nuestra visión y trabajo. En la foto Elvas El acueducto de Amoreira -- What a very interesting meeting about Heritage at Euroace Region. It took place yesterday in Elvas and my fellows of Wazo joined me. In the picture Aqueduct of Amoreira (Elvas) Built between 1498 and 1622, according to the plans designed by architect Francisco Arruda, this aqueduct spans 7.5km to the south-west of the city that it supplies with water. #wanderlust#portugal#aqueduct#livetotravel#andreavincenti#Elvas#Architecture
Hike date / Yürüyüş tarihi : 31.10.2015
Nisantepe: A very new road linking the nearly as new roads linking the slightly less new roads.
Nişantepe: Biraz daha az yeni yolları, neredeyse yeni yollara bağlayan çok yeni bir yol.
From Iceland to France in #latergrams . This is just a tiny snapshot of Pont du Gard, a 275 meter (902 ft) aqueduct bridge that’s one of the best preserved Roman sites in the world. Oh and the whole aqueduct? More like 50 km (31 mi).