Picture of the day: Los Milagros Aqueduct, Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)

Los Milagros Aqueduct, Augusta Emerita © Carole Raddato

Los Milagros Aqueduct, Augusta Emerita
© Carole Raddato

The Los Milagros Aqueduct (Acueducto de Los Milagros) is an incredibly well-preserved Roman water supply system in Mérida in Spain.

Augusta Emerita was a Roman city in western Spain, modern Mérida, capital of the province of Lusitania. It was a very large city, which needed three aqueducts. The most impressive of these is the Los Milagros aqueduct “Miraculous Aqueduct“.

Comprised of a trio of looming brick arches, the remains of the Los Milagros Aqueduct are a fantastic example of Roman engineering. Only a relatively small stretch of the aqueduct still stands, consisting of 38 arched pillars standing 25 metres (82 ft) high along a course of some 830 metres (2,720 ft).

Together with other sites such as the Roman Circus, the Theatre and the Amphitheatre, the Los Milagros Aqueduct is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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One Response to Picture of the day: Los Milagros Aqueduct, Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain)

  1. A gorgeous photo! Thanks for sharing!

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