Here’s a photo of the aqueduct of Segovia, one of the prettiest places I went to in Castilla y León. This aqueduct is left over from the Roman days, but it’s in perfect condition – and still works!
I went to Castilla y León back in March and visited tiny Ávila and pretty Salamanca before finishing up in Segovia. I was exhausted and freezing, but I was still blown away by how beautiful the city is. It felt like stepping back in time, because a lot of buildings were very old.
The aqueduct of Segovia is seriously huge – 28 meters or about 91 feet tall. It’s held together just by the specific balance of the rocks. That’s it. I was a little nervous when I found this out while I was standing under the aqueduct. But hey, it’s held up all this time! It’s still totally functional, and runs for 15 kilometers (about 9 and a half miles).
The aqueduct of Segovia is also on the coat of arms for the city, and is one of Spain’s many (many, MANY!) UNESCO World Heritage sites.