Spanish Souvenir: Aqueduct of Segovia on Resin Fridge Magnet
The Aqueduct of Segovia is an aqueduct built in Roman style in Segovia, Spain. It is amongst the most important and well-preserved monuments that now remain on the Iberian Peninsula. This aqueduct is also a prominent highlight of Segovia and is often termed as the 'symbol' of the city; it can also be seen on Segovia's coat of arms, which is why you will find its picture printed on souvenirs of all kinds. One appropriate keepsake of this aqueduct and Segovia is this resin fridge magnet. It shows a colorful view of Segovia with the aqueduct; this magnet will indeed add color to your fridge and will remind you of your trip to the city.
Construction of the Aqueduct
The date of the aqueduct's establishment is not clearly known as no inscription was found on it. It's date and time of construction has remained a mystery for a long time; but many historians believe it to date back to the 1st century AD sometime during the reign of either of the three Emperors: Nerva, Trajan and Domitian. During the end of the twentieth century, a German archaeologist whose name is not known was able to decode the text written on the dedication tablet found on the aqueduct. He studied the anchors that were holding the letters; and was successful in determining that the aqueduct's establishment began during the Emperor Domitian's era.
Description of the Aqueduct of Segovia
The aqueduct brings water to the city from the Fuenta Fria river that is located in the mountains close to Segovia; it travels for about 15 kilometers before entering Segovia. First, the water is collected in a huge tank named 'El Caseron' which means 'big house'; then it is directed to a channel and is transported to another tower named the 'Casa de Aguas' meaning 'water house.' The water is filtered and decanted there and then sent on another course and travels for a while until it reaches the highest point of Plaza Azoguejo, at a height of six meters; from there the aqueduct enters Segovia and continues moving until it reaches the Plaza de Diz Sanz.