Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Unit 6. Cultural tourism


What's this? Could you tell me the name of this famous Spanish building in English? Imagine that you are a tourist guide and you have to tall about this monument. What would explaing to your audience? Style? History? Function? Year of construction?


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12 comments:

  1. The Province of Segovia houses, among other famed monuments, one of the most well preserved Roman constructions, the Aqueduct.
    This aqueduct dates from the First century AD, it provided water from Guadarrama mountains to the town, a total of eighteen kilometers of duct, 958 of which are built in arcade to save the uneven land.
    The most spectacular section can be seen in Azoguejo's Square, where this Roman jewel is twenty-eight meters hight.
    Nowadays, traffic is restricted in this area to avoid the imbalance of the structure.

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  2. Nobody can deny the impact of the Roman imperium all over Europe. One of their most important monuments can be seen in the city of Segovia, in Spain: the aqueduct. This is a structure that was used to transport water from the mountains of Madrid. Watching this you can imagine how intelligent and useful were all the architecture of this imperium where everything was built to last and to fight againts the nature elements that dificulted their expansion.
    Due to his location in the middle of the actual city, the construction has to be carefully preserved in order to avoid the influence of traffic and pollution.

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  3. jose carlos moreno gutierrez4/15/2007 12:49:00 pm

    The Segovia´s Aqueduct is the most important symbol of the town. It begins in the Fuenfría spring and travel through more than 15 km. to Segovia. It was built in granite rock, made in the shape of arch without mortar between them.
    Nowadays the aqueduct is rather famous in the world.

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  4. MªÁngeles Gilabert3/27/2008 10:31:00 am

    Nowadays nobody thinks about how water arrives at their homes, but have you ever though how did it go 20 centuries ago? that was not an witty solution for that problem and built a big amount of aqueduts, rellay engineering and Roman art constructions indeed.

    In Spain we can mention many of them, although, without doubt, the most important and well conserveted is in Segovia. The aqueduct conducted water by canals which worked thanks to different hights in the aqueduct along the whole run. Water starts his way on the top of the frozen mountains and drops to many towns and cities in his way. You can not lose the opportunity to visit it.

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  5. MªÁngeles Gilabert3/27/2008 10:38:00 am

    SORRY!

    Nowadays nobody thinks about how water arrives at their homes, but have you ever though how did it go 20 centuries ago? that was not an easy delivery but Romans found a witty solution for that problem and built a big amount of aqueduts, really engineering and Roman art constructions indeed.

    In Spain we can mention many of them, although, without doubt, the most important and well conserveted is in Segovia. The aqueduct conducted water by canals which worked thanks to different hights in the aqueduct along the whole run. Water starts his way on the top of the frozen mountains and drops to many towns and cities in his way. You can not lose the opportunity to visit it.

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  6. Ligia
    This architectural work raised by the romans in the second half of the firts century AC or the beginings of the second century, possibly during the mandate of the Emperor Vespasiano or Trajano; in order to supply drinkable water to the city from the Acebeda riverbed, located some 18 Km.
    It's 20,400 stone blocks are not unite by mortar; it's maintains itself because of the perfect equilibrium of forces!
    It is one of the best preserved Roman aqueducts in Europe. It was declared a Unesco Word Heritage Site in 1985.

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  7. JESUS SELIGRAT MAROTO4/21/2008 07:29:00 pm

    In the city of Segovia, the legacy of its history is standed for a lot of monuments such as the Cathedral or the Alcazar, but is the acueduct the one which had been made the unquestionable symbol of the city.
    This unique structure is the greatest example of roman architecture in Spain. lt probably was built in the time of August for supply water to the city from Puerto de la Fuenfría. In this time, Segovia was a growing farming center.
    Apart from its spectacular dimensions there is other fact that makes this building something special: all its heavy stone blocks are joined without using any kind of mortar or cement, is its own weight which maintain united the structure.

    JESÚS SELIGRAT MAROTO

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  8. this famous monument is the Aqueduct of Segovia, a very famous roman monument in our country.I have never been there but I would like to visit this city because I think it is a very interesting city because of its monuments, cultural tourism and the gastronomy.

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  9. The aqueduct of Segovia is the most important in Spain, it is a legacy of Roman people in our peninsule.
    This had built fron the first century after Cristh.
    For Segovia's people is considered the main symbol of the city.
    It had built to chanel the water of the Fuenfría to the La Acebeda, a place near the city. The water covered about 17 km. around the montain until to arrive at the city.
    This is the most important about this aqueduct

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  10. Hi Torreta?!

    Be careful with passive formation...;)and with the spelling of Jesus ;)

    Kind regards and thank you for writing!

    María Jordano

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  11. In the Spanish town of Segovia we find one the most impressive Roman Aqueducts, which was part of a water supply system that brought water from the 18 km away river Río Frío to the Roman city. The Aqueduct was built approximately at the end of the first century by the Romans and is one of the masterpieces of Roman constructions we can find in the Iberian peninsula. It has two levels – rising up to 29m height - with a total of 166 arches built with 25.000 granite stones joined together without any additional supporting material to hold them in their places.
    Today it is the symbol of the city, but not the only sight of interest in Segovia. The old city and its aqueduct were declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985.

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  12. Segovia's aqueduct, is the main monument in Segovia to visit.
    It was built in the first century AC by romans. The estructure are double-decker arcades, made with granit stones without concrete.
    It's eigthteen kilometers long, between Guadarrama mountains and Segovia city, and is hold up to 28 meters on the city.
    such as others romans monuments help up to the civilization to grow up the cities and transport ways.

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