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. Plan to see El Puente del Águila and other attractions that appeal to you using our Nerja online travel route planner .
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  • For me as a scientist, it was interesting to see the technical structures of the past. ... The Romans well done-it's their legacy. The aqueduct was restored, looks as good as new .... Watched him through the window of the bus, when travelling on a guided tour of the cave of Nerja ... Don't miss out, when you're on the road!
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  • El Aguila/The Eagle, is a modern aqueduct that dates from the end of 19th century to the nearby sugar factory of water. On the road to the caves to get through and there is very limited parking. You can via the nearby roundabout, a road near the public gardens in order on the path in the Valley. That is the most fun yet though.
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  • We walked to the next village, Maro, along the old main road from Nerja. As you cross the bridge it is on the left. You can cross the road and go down a lane, but we were satisfied seeing it from the ...  more »
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  • Nerja already has so much history. This is one you cannot pass up. You will pass it when you are headed to or from the Caves of Nerja tour. We stopped right on the road, as did some others to snap some pics. It is a beautiful sight to behold. There is a sign that talks all about the aqueduct.
  • Nice enough for a quick stop, but the highway and hotel- & road signs in the background take some of the beauty away.
  • 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.
  • Beatiful structure, it's colour looks like candy :)
  • An impressive masterpiece of architecture. Try not to miss it on the left when driving from Nerja to Maro.

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