Aqueduct of the Alhambra - Granada, Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 37° 10.499 W 003° 35.120
30S E 448038 N 4114444
Quick Description: In the 13th century, the founding Sultan, Alhamar, built an acequia or water channel along the slopes of the River Darro, drawing its water miles upstream to supply first the Generalife and then the Alhambra Palace.
Location: Andalucía, Spain
Date Posted: 12/7/2014 1:28:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMN1HE
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
Views: 1

Long Description:
The channel spanned the ravine to enter the Alhambra.

One can still see a segment of the Acequia Real, the "Royal Channel", inside the palace walls, where it was broken to make way for the footpath leading from the bridge down to the Nasrid Palaces.

The present aqueduct dates back to the 18th century.
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When was it built?: 1/1/1299

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