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El Puente del Águila, Nerja

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.7/5 based on 320 reviews on the web
One of the most architecturally impressive structures in its province, El Puente del Águila once carried water to a nearby sugar factory. Designed by architect Francisco Cantarero at the end of the 19th century, the structure closely resembles ancient Roman aqueducts. Four tiers of brick arcades sit atop each other, forming a total of 37 horseshoe-shaped arches. Used continuously since its construction, the aqueduct continues to serve the local farming community in need of reliable irrigation. Walk to the structure from the nearby village of Maro, or use the roadside rest area to park and get a good view for photographs. Arrange your visit to El Puente del Águila and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nerja using our Nerja vacation planner.
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  • Situated just off the road between Nerja and the Nerja Caves, snap a quick photo as you pass by on they Tren but not really worth a visit on it's own though. 
  • Very nice viaduct between Nerja and Maro. Unfortunately, no nostalgic steam locomotive runs in. But it is worth to look at the building.
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  • Bad care. the badly located viewpoint. As there are three cars in the area of the viewpoint, you have to follow without seeing it.
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  • An impressive masterpiece of architecture. Try not to miss it on the left when driving from Nerja to Maro.
  • Hidden away in a backwater, the most fabulous design and structure to carry an essential and precious commodity for the area
  • Imposing Roman engineering.
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