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Roman Aqueduct

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It is called the Ferreres (blacksmith’s) aqueduct for the horseshoe shape of its arches, although, it is also known as the devil’s bridge.

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Roman Aqueduct

It is called the Ferreres (blacksmith’s) aqueduct for the horseshoe shape of its arches, although, as with other cases in Europe, it is also known as the devil’s bridge. This two-hundred-metre-long bridge is located on the outskirts of Tarragona and was one of three aqueducts that provided water to the city in Roman times. Tarraco had an important network for water catchment and channeling from the first century A.D.

The legend goes…. That the devil built the aqueduct in just one night to satisfy the water needs of the city. A young woman had offered her soul in exchange for its construction, but when it came to seal the pact, a Cockrel crowed before the hour, and it could not be consumed in time. 

Free access from the rest area on the AP7 motorway. A wooden walkway and a forest path will take you the 200 metres to the monument. 

The most used access is found on the N-240 road to Valls. From the car park a wide path through the woods takes you to the foot of the aqueduct.

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