Acueduct of Segovia
Acueduct of Segovia
5
What is Travellers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travellers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travellers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Top ways to experience Acueduct of Segovia
The area
Address
Reach out directly
See what travellers are saying
  • Patty B
    Nashville, Tennessee1,435 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth Seeing
    Wow! this was one of the most magnificent sights. Our guide told us that the there was no cement used to erect this massive structure. Just walking up to it was jaw dropping. We stood there for quite a while just taking in the grandeur of this amazing 2000 year old structure. We enjoyed walking around this entire area, it truly felt like a step back in time. Nice shops over in this area as well.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 July 2023
  • SuperTed19
    Madison, Wisconsin742 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unintended Monument
    Imagine something being built by a local municipal utility to provide a basic service to a community lasting 2,000 years. Despite not being the intent of the builders, the utility, or the community, this aqueduct has become a testament to the ingenuity and resourcefulness of its builders. It is largely intact and dominates the eastern end of Segovia. Being able to see it in its entirely, one comes to appreciate the amount of work and the engineering expertise that were needed to create something that has remained for twenty centuries. If you have limited time for Segovia, spend all of it here.
    Visited September 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 August 2023
  • Seeking True Quality
    Europe4,753 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in the world
    We started our walking tour at this amazing aqueduct! Our local guide told us that it was most probably built in the I. century CE to supply the local, relatively small Roman garrison with water. The source of the aqueduct is the Rio Frio, some 17 kilometres away. Over the valley, an aqueduct bridge with 79 single and 44 double arches was built. That remarkable stone structure is 823 metres long and at its tallest point, it is 28.5 metres high, plus 6 metres of foundation in the ground. It contains some 20400 granite blocks and there is no cement that would connect them! It was still used in the XX. century as the city's water supply. Besides that, there was heavy bus traffic between the columns leading to the big, now pedestrian Plaza de Azoguejo square!
    Visited October 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 September 2023
  • Ankur B
    New Delhi, India3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quaint, small and less crowded Segovia. Worth doing at own pace !
    We went on our own without any tour/guide as we do not like to be rushed by tour operators, so that we can explore on our own as a middle aged Asian couple. We took the bus from Madrid to reach the center of the town. The bus station in Madrid is reachable by Metro. The town has a beautiful palace and a museum, that is worth visiting as well. We found it better than Toledo (which we visited on the next day) in many ways. Segovia is smaller, more quant and less touristy, but gives the flavour ofa small town that's beautiful to visit.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 October 2023
  • gliowst
    Singapore, Singapore55 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Day Trip at Aqueduct of Segovia
    An interesting landmark to put on IG. I love this kind of ruins. In addition to this, the whole area like a little cultural village with shops along the alleys and hidden beautiful photo spots. We also went to this little viewing point about an hour walk away (maybe shorter but we kept stopping to take in the views and also to take photos). Some part of the road might be very narrow with cars zooming past so close but everything is worth it. Can do 1/2 day to 3/4 day day trip here.
    Visited December 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Razorfish
    Little Rock, Arkansas5,034 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Aqueduct of Segovia is spectacular
    My wife and I did a day trip to Segovia during our visit to Madrid this past spring. Our bus drove up to this massive architectural wonder as we entered Segovia. It is almost unimaginable that the aqueduct is in such good condition after twenty centuries. It was like my gaze was transfixed to it the entire time our tour group was in that plaza. You can’t miss the aqueduct when you visit Segovia.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 December 2023
  • Cme1234
    Singapore, Singapore1,033 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great photos can be taken
    Entourage to the Alcazar, you will pass by this beautiful place. As we joined a tour group, the guide had skipped this due to the lack of time because she overslept and the tour started an hour later. We took a very quick lunch and went to take some photos of the gate. You can also climb up the stairs to get better views of the city. I am glad that I took a short lunch and visited this.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 January 2024
  • MargaretPowell
    Melbourne, Australia1,586 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    This massive aqueduct towers over the entry to the old town. The tallest section is very impressive and was in use until the mid 1800s. Originally built without a drop of mortar or cement ( until some restoration ) it bought water from those nearby mountains you can see from the view point above the aqueduct. You should walk up to where it takes an almost 90 degree turn and then lowers due to the higher terrain. Apparently a large part of this aqueduct runs underground. Free to visit and an amazing sight. Combined with the alcazar worth a day trip or quick overnight to see these 2 things. ( many other sites were closed for viewing) I suggest taking a coffee or drink at one of the nearby cafes just to sit and look at it. Given the improvement in solar technology, I am surprised that the city has not attempted to place some strategic solar spotlights because it would amazing at night lit. Even doing from below or adjacent buildings.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 January 2024
  • Margie D
    York, Pennsylvania1,715 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing structure!
    This Roman Aqueduct, a symbol of the city of Segovia, was built in 50BC. It carried water from the Río Frío until the 1970's. The large granite stones fit closely together without mortar.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 February 2024
  • BillGibson1
    New York City, New York310 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing site, but train journey is a nightmare
    We were in Madrid for a few day, so of course we wanted to visit here as a day trip. I saw there was a "high speed train", so I thought that a great idea. Trying to buy tickets turned out to be a total fiasco, and we ended up getting ripped off by the website we bought tickets from, to the point where we were not able to get high speed rail tickets. The slow train took forever, so we gave up and spent a fortune to pay for a car to take us to Segovia instead, because we didn't want to waste huge amounts of time. The car ride was less than one hour, and the driver told us that the high speed rail train station is a total rip-off. It's nowhere near the actual town of Segovia, and there are very limited to no options to get from the train station to the town. You can either walk for an hour on busy roads, or pay cash for a bus if one decides to show up, or try to call a taxi which will cost a fortune and may not show up. Point being, if you're going from Madrid to Segovia, do NOT take the high speed rail. All that being said, I'm glad we paid a fortune for the car, because we got there early, and the town was amazing. The aquaduct was incredible to see, as was the castle. The town gets a 10/10. The travel to Segovia gets a 0/10. Spain should be embarrassed at what a fiasco it is to travel to this amazing site.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as waiting time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.


We perform checks on reviews.
Tripadvisor’s approach to reviews
Before posting, each Tripadvisor review goes through an automated tracking system, which collects information, answering the following questions: how, what, where and when. If the system detects something that potentially contradicts our community guidelines, the review is not published.
When the system detects a problem, a review may be automatically rejected, sent to the reviewer for validation, or manually reviewed by our team of content specialists, who work 24/7 to maintain the quality of the reviews on our site.
Our team checks each review posted on the site disputed by our community as not meeting our community guidelines.
Learn more about our review moderation.
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles9,867 reviews
Excellent
8,401
Very good
1,350
Average
109
Poor
5
Terrible
2

Flagship1401
Dublin, Ireland63 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2024 • Couples
This is one of those times when words fail me except - WOW. It is hard to believe how did they built this magnificent piece of infrastructure all those years ago. Awe struck is all I can say.
Written 6 June 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ANGELO V
Milan, Italy4,262 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I reached Segovia by train, and on my arrival at the railway station I took the city bus to the city center. The bus final stop is just in front of the Aqueduct, so this was my first glimpse of this beautiful city.

The Aqueduct is in the list of UNESCO heritage sites since 1985, as "Aqueduct of Segovia".
It was built in the 1st century AD, and it was in use until 1973. It is built of unmortared granite blocks.
It is quite imposing and well preserved, and it is well worth a visit.
Written 22 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,080 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Nothing can prepare you for the first sighting of the Segovia aquaduct. It is pure WOW! Built around the birth of Christ 2000 years ago, the amazing aquaduct with its 167 arches is truly breath-taking. Incredibly, the aquaduct was still used to deliver water to the city of Segovia up until 1973! Talk about "built to last!" The huge stones and perfect placements are wonders to behold.
Written 20 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

markyg23
dunfermline484 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Aqueduct of Segovia stands as a timeless testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of ancient civilizations. As I stood before this magnificent structure, I couldn't help but be awe-struck by its sheer beauty and grandeur.

Stretching majestically across the landscape, the aqueduct's perfectly preserved arches create a striking silhouette against the sky. Constructed without mortar, the precision of its engineering is nothing short of remarkable, standing as a testament to the advanced architectural knowledge of its builders.

Each stone seems to whisper secrets of the past, bearing the weight of centuries of history and culture. As I traced the lines of the aqueduct with my eyes, I couldn't help but marvel at the intricate details and symmetry of its design, a true masterpiece of Roman engineering.

But it's not just the technical brilliance of the aqueduct that captivates the soul; it's also the way it seamlessly blends into its surroundings. Set against the backdrop of Segovia's charming old town, the aqueduct creates a harmonious fusion of ancient and modern, past and present.

As I sipped my McDonald's coffee (theres always a Maccie Ds) found myself lost in its beauty, transported back in time to an era of grandeur and magnificence. In that moment, I understood why the Aqueduct of Segovia is not just a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but a symbol of human achievement and resilience that continues to inspire awe and admiration to this day.
Written 4 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RHtravels
Rocky Hill, CT865 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The aqueduct was amazing and well preserved (& free to visit). It was definitely worth a day trip to visit Segovia. You can drive on your own, take a bus or train (lengthy and far from center of town), or there are many day trips from Madrid that combine Segovia with other destinations. I liked that we went to Segovia on our own since I hate to be rushed to get back on the bus and we were able to walk the entire town, do a little shopping, and eat. We rented a car for 2 days in Madrid so we could easily visit some sites outside of Madrid. It was easy to drive to Segovia and we had no problem finding parking areas.
Written 18 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Quill2005
Ocala, FL266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Truly impressive structure dating from Roman times. Once up close, you’ll find it hard to believe that no mortar or cement or glue of any kind was used to put this massive aqueduct together and to think that it was built in the first century A.D., what a feat! This is as fine a monument to Roman engineering as can be seen anywhere in the world.
Written 10 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BillGibson1
New York City, NY310 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We were in Madrid for a few day, so of course we wanted to visit here as a day trip. I saw there was a "high speed train", so I thought that a great idea. Trying to buy tickets turned out to be a total fiasco, and we ended up getting ripped off by the website we bought tickets from, to the point where we were not able to get high speed rail tickets. The slow train took forever, so we gave up and spent a fortune to pay for a car to take us to Segovia instead, because we didn't want to waste huge amounts of time.

The car ride was less than one hour, and the driver told us that the high speed rail train station is a total rip-off. It's nowhere near the actual town of Segovia, and there are very limited to no options to get from the train station to the town. You can either walk for an hour on busy roads, or pay cash for a bus if one decides to show up, or try to call a taxi which will cost a fortune and may not show up.

Point being, if you're going from Madrid to Segovia, do NOT take the high speed rail.

All that being said, I'm glad we paid a fortune for the car, because we got there early, and the town was amazing. The aquaduct was incredible to see, as was the castle. The town gets a 10/10. The travel to Segovia gets a 0/10. Spain should be embarrassed at what a fiasco it is to travel to this amazing site.
Written 23 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheLeongOhana
United States7,455 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
The aqueduct was our first stop in Segovia and it was truly a site to see and experience up close.

The aqueduct was constructed using only stones and no mortar to hold it all together. Very little wear was observed considering how old it was.

The perfect gateway to our visit to Segovia.
Written 22 March 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Margie D
York, PA1,715 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
This Roman Aqueduct, a symbol of the city of Segovia, was built in 50BC. It carried water from the Río Frío until the 1970's. The large granite stones fit closely together without mortar.
Written 4 February 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

MargaretPowell
Melbourne, Australia1,586 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
This massive aqueduct towers over the entry to the old town. The tallest section is very impressive and was in use until the mid 1800s. Originally built without a drop of mortar or cement ( until some restoration ) it bought water from those nearby mountains you can see from the view point above the aqueduct. You should walk up to where it takes an almost 90 degree turn and then lowers due to the higher terrain. Apparently a large part of this aqueduct runs underground. Free to visit and an amazing sight. Combined with the alcazar worth a day trip or quick overnight to see these 2 things. ( many other sites were closed for viewing) I suggest taking a coffee or drink at one of the nearby cafes just to sit and look at it. Given the improvement in solar technology, I am surprised that the city has not attempted to place some strategic solar spotlights because it would amazing at night lit. Even doing from below or adjacent buildings.
Written 30 January 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 2,332
Revenue impacts the experiences featured on this page, learn more.
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Acueduct of Segovia - All You MUST Know Before You Go (2024)

All Segovia HotelsSegovia Hotel DealsLast Minute Hotels in Segovia
All things to do in Segovia
Spas & Wellness in SegoviaTheatre & Concerts in SegoviaDay Trips in Segovia
RestaurantsFlightsHoliday RentalsTravel StoriesCruisesRental Cars