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Segovia Aqueduct

Built in the second half of the 1st© this is one of the two best surviving examples of Roman aqueducts. The other is the Pont du Gard in France, which doubles as a bridge. This one carries water from a river 15km to Segovia, and ends at the castle well. At its highest it is 28.5m and 5m wide at the top. In the city there are 167 arches. I could wax lyrical, but apart from Mike P I guess I'd lose your interest.
El Escorial and Segovia. And snow!

November 16th 2013
Geo: 40.9494, -4.11921Today a visit to two towns in the Sierra de Guadarrama, about 80km north west of Madrid.El Escorial's main feature is a massive monastery/royal palace built by Phillip II in 1584. Nearly all Spanish monarchs from that time to the present are buried in the basilica, after their bodies spend 50 years in the Puridero (decaying place). We only looked at the outside, but ... read more
Europe » Spain » Castile & León » Segovia

Spanish Flag Spain's powerful world empire of the 16th and 17th centuries ultimately yielded command of the seas to England. Subsequent failure to embrace the mercantile and industrial revolutions caused the country to fall behind Britain, France, and Germany in ... ... read more
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