Acueducto del Águila, Nerja

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Date

15 April 2014
Location

Maro, Nerja, Andalucía, Spain

36.75811011, -3.85003129

Information

The Acueducto del Águila (Eagle Aqueduct) was built around 1880 to serve the irrigation needs of the sugar-cane plantation at the nearby Azucarera San Joaquín sugar mill. The four-tier brick-built structure spanning the Barranco de Maro (Maro Ravine) comprises 37 arches and is surmounted by a Mudejar-style spire with double-headed eagle weather vane. The aqueduct was damaged by shelling during the Spanish Civil War and in 2011 underwent a major programme of renovation. It is still in use today, carrying water for irrigation from Maro to neighbouring agricultural land.

 

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

Acueducto del Águila

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11 thoughts on “Acueducto del Águila, Nerja

  1. Pingback: Azucarera San Joaquín, Nerja | GeoTopoi

  2. A fascinating find. It is as if the creators of Noddy’s Toyland had decided to make an aqueduct. Super photos as always, really quite something! Are you sure this wasn’t an “Urbex Tours Ltd” package holiday?

  3. What a spectacular piece of functional engineering. I think I prefer the restored version, despite my fondness for all things knackered and tatty.

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