Segovia: Roman city in Spain, famous for its aqueduct.
Most Roman aqueducts were, at least for a greater part, underground, but sometimes a part had to be constructed across a valley. This meant that a bridge had to be made, and this is the part that dominates modern-day Segovia.
It is almost thirty meters high. In the central pier (on this photo), a small niche can be discerned. Since the sixteenth century, there's a statue of the Blessed Virgin and Saint-Stephen, but there used to be an ancient statue. In the niche on the other side once stood a statue of the demigod Hercules, who was very popular in the Spanish provinces.The aquaduct was kept intact by later rulers (Visigoths and Moors) until 1072. In that year, thirty-six arches were destroyed as a measure in the wars between the Moors and the Castilians. This part was restored four hundred years later, at the end of the fifteenth century. Ever since, the aqueduct has carried waters from the Fuenfría spring to the town.
A similar monument is the French Pont du Gard, which once brought water from a source near Ucetia (modern Uzès) to Nemausus (Nîmes), 49 km away.