Segovia is an old Spanish hillside city some 50 km north from Madrid. However it’s root are already in Roman times.
In picture the Cathedral of Segovia. Queen Isabel was crowned here.
It has been a typical fortress city having high walls and towers around it.
But especially it is famous from it’s castle. All Spanish kings are sitting on the walls of it’s banquet hall. Some people say that this is one of the most beautiful castles – at least impossible to conquer.
Segovia is also known from it’s Roman aqveduct – it is really impressive!
Very nice stonework! I wonder how it had lasted so long time and in so good condition! More than 1500 years.
Aqvrduct from west. It runs over deep valley. Somebody have placed a christmas figure high on aqveduct hollow.
Still one is amazed about the very professional and exact work.
I wonder – how much work for carving of every stone has taking? And the work for placing them on right place…
Hmm … this must be over 30 meters. Here up we are standing in the place where aqveduct used to run through city walls.
After aqveduct goes over valley it turns on the left and because ground is raising also aqveduct loses height.
Here we are closer another end of valley and stone-arches gets lower.
Here only one level of arch is left. Once water run from south to north in tunnel on the top part of aqveduct to make life worthwhile for Segovian people.
Here more to south only stone wall is left from aqveduct. Soon it ends totally – we are near city border. I wonder what lucky idea made Segovian people to let this great aqveduct stay in tact. Usually people tear part old and use
Aqveduct seen from other side – outside of old city walls.
Here still once aqveduct at bright lights near midnight.