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El Puente del Águila, Nerja

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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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  • Quite spectacular when you look at it and very beautiful sitting in between the mountains. Great for pictures.  more »
  • If you stop to the small parking lot on the same side of the street as the aqueduct, you can follow a path from there to the aqueduct itself. The weird thing is that the total is not closed, so you would be so on or over the aqueduct. Highly recommended in combination with the caves of Nerja.
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  • Passed by on a coach and it looked well worth a visit. especially after we found that it was an aqueduct and not a bridge.  more »
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  • Beautiful piece of architecture. Best viewed from the N-340 bridge. Be warned if you venture down below. I encountered stray dogs and there are now people who live in the caves that dot the walls of the ravine who don't want you there.
  • An impressive masterpiece of architecture. Try not to miss it on the left when driving from Nerja to Maro.
  • Beautiful aqueduct!
  • Hidden away in a backwater, the most fabulous design and structure to carry an essential and precious commodity for the area
  • Beautiful infrastructure to carry water from one side to another, very nice. Worth a stop is made at a glance
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