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Castilla y Leon – a treasure of monuments


By garry copper at 2010-10-18 05:09:40
Castilla Y Leon is called a place of historical monuments. Interestingly the Government of Spain has made every effort to preserve these monuments which are believed to have been built several centuries ago. These are very beautiful monuments which attract many visitors throughout the year. Let us now go round this town of Castilla Y Leon.

Aqueduct of Segovia:

Romans who had established their rule in most of the towns left behind them some of the beautiful buildings as a gift to the future generations. These buildings speak of the professionalism the Romans had achieved in designing and building various types of buildings. The Aqueduct of Segovia is one such building which is believed to have been built by Romans. This is actually a bridge on the Iberian Peninsula which was presumably built in the late 1st century.

This aqueduct was built to ensure the flow of water from Fuente River to a city called La Acebeda. The aqueduct bridge is the place where the water flows at a height of about 28.5 meters over the bridge. In other words, the bridge acts as a canal to transport water from one end to the other end. This masterly engineering work has some arches which add beauty to the bridge.

History also says that this bridge suffered some damage when Moors took over the city. However, it was rebuilt in later period. This is one of the very well preserved bridges in Spain. The UNESCO has declared this building as a world heritage building.

Old city of Salamanca:

This is another city which is very close to Castilla Y Leon. Salamanca is popular for the sand stone building built during the Renaissance period. In fact, Salamanca is the nickname for ’La Ciudad Dorada’ which literally means ‘Golden city’. The Villamayor stone which is quarried from a place near Salamanca is of gold color. This city has many buildings which are worth seeing. In fact even these are historical buildings built centuries ago and they are popular for their beautiful architectural design and aesthetic beauty. The monastery, chapel, convent, palaces are some of the many places worth seeing in Salamanca.

Las Médulas:

This was actually a gold mine when Romans were in occupation of Castilla Y Leon. This is yet another place which is declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO. This is also one of the main water sources for this region of Spain. It is known for its natural beauty.
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