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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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  • We went mora for a walk on the way you pass the Aqueduct they are nothing to look at,the pictures make them look big, wouldn't walk there just to see them 
  • passing down the street with the car I could see this beautiful building that looks like a Roman aqueduct, nice view of the Valley.
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  • It is a civil works of the 19TH century that was to transport the water to the San Joaquin of Maro sugar factory. It has four floors of superposed arches that serve to pass the water through the coladilla ravine. This can be seen from an old road. Not since the modern highway or from the old road to Almería VAT, if not from this si no que desde esta hay there is a deviation.
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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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