Eagle Aqueduct, Nerja

The “Puente del Aguila” Aqueduct is located about three kilometres outside Nerja on the N-340 coastal road heading to the village of Maro (home to the fabulous Nerja Caves).

Eagle Aqueduct, Nerja

It was built under the direction of local master builder Francisco Cantarero and comprises four storeys of superimposed brick arcades with 38 arches. The facade was decorated with a gallery of blind, pointed horseshoe arches in the Mudecar style. It also features entrance templets on the top storey and a central templet with an inscription reading ‘Pura y Limpia Concepción’ (Pure and Clean Conception).

Eagle Aqueduct, Nerja

The aqueduct was initially built to supply water to the nearby, and now derelict, San Joaquin Sugar Mill, but is still used for local irrigation.

The aqueduct was promptly restored during the period 2009-11. having suffered substantial damage….during the Spanish Civil War.

The whole area is quite picturesque. This is the view from the other side of the road to the aqueduct (right as you head to Maro).

Nerja

Nerja

There is another interesting aqueduct near Fuente del Baden.

Aqueduct, Nerja

Aqueduct, Nerja