Medieval aqueduct

It is popularly known as “Puente del Gigante”, “Puerta del Gigante” or “Acueducto de las Lomas”. This interesting aqueduct served to channel the waters that supplied the town.

From the
castle of Castellote
you can see the eleven masonry arches that are used to bridge the steepest section. Ten of the sections are supported by pilasters attached to a practically vertical rock face. These pilasters are of different heights, as they adapt to a rather uneven terrain.

The last arch, called the “Giant’s Bridge”, spans the riverbed, with a height of 14 meters above it. It is made of masonry, although in the restoration of 1847 ashlar stone was used, which contrasts with the irregular appearance of the original masonry preserved in the wall and the base of the arch.