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Aqueduct of Segovia, Spain
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[an error occurred while processing this directive] Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct is a World Heritage Site in the autonomous community of Castile-Leon in Spain.

Segovia is the capital of Segovia Province, located to the north of Madrid. It has many notable structures within its old town including the Church of San Miguel de Segovia, where Queen Isabella I - the queen instrumental in funding Christopher Columbus' voyage of discovering the New World - was proclaimed Queen of Castile on 13 December, 1474.


Cathedral of Segovia, Spain
Cathedral of Segovia, Spain
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The Aqueduct of Segovia is regarded as one of the most important civil engineering work carried out by the Romans in Spain. It was built between the end of the 1st century and the beginning of the 2nd century AD. The aqueduct measures 818 meters in length, and at its highest point is 29 meters above the ground.

Other buildings also included in the World Heritage Site listing are the Alcazar of Segovia, the Segovia Cathedral, and the Walls of Segovia.

World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Old Town of Segovia and its Aqueduct was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 9th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 2 - 6 December, 1985.

Location: N40 56 54.5 W4 7 0.3 in the Province of Segovia, in the Autonomous Community of Castile-Leon.
Inscription Year: 1985
Type: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: I, III, IV
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