El Puente del Águila, Nerja

#16 of 72 in Things to do in Nerja
Landmark · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Passed this while walking from Nerja to the caves and was very impressed by its appearance. Didn’t get up close as we were on the road, and honestly don’t know if you can get close, but it looks cool.  more »
  • The aqueduct is very beautiful. The place is somehow strange. The aqueduct is right between two concrete bridges, there are several homeless people living in a cave very close to the aqueduct, It...  more »
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