Unique and magnificent, the Aqueduct of Segovia is one of the most amazing masterpieces that Romans spread all along their vast empire. It was built to carry the water from the mountains to the city. Symbol in the crest of the city, it was legendarily said to be built by the Devil.
The hypothesis of its construction point to the first century, on the Flavian era, and also to the eras of Nerva or Trajano. But the lack of the exact data of its construction does not prevent the Aqueduct to be in the head of the classification of the best civil engineering works in Spain.
Extraordinary piece of work, where usefulness coexists with harmony and beauty, has worked for the city until just recent times. Through the ages, it has barely suffered any modification.
Only during the attack of Al-Mamun from Toledo, in 1072, 36 arches were damaged. They were restored in the 15th century by Fray Juan de Escobedo, monk from the monastery of El Parral.