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Aqueduct Naina

Aqueduct Naina - old construction and engineering tourist attraction of the town of Noáin, near Pamplona. At the end of the 18th century, the inhabitants of Navarre could not believe, seeing the water going on top of a very long series of arches, which miraculously brought drinking water to the public fountains of Pamplona. Water delivered from sources Subesi at the foot of the mountain range of El Perdon right in the southern part of the capital of Navarra.

Noain aqueduct was designed by the Royal architect, Ventura rodríguez, the author of the neoclassical facade of the Cathedral of Pamplona, is a monumental hydraulic structure was officially opened in 1790-ies. It was carrying water for 16.5 km from the Most prominent part of the aqueduct located above a natural depression behind the town of Noáin: its length is 1245 meters and it consists of 94 stone and brick arches (formerly arches was 97). Columns arches reach 18 meters in height. On top of the paved channel for the water. The English architect Street believed that the aqueduct Naina "for its simplicity and grandeur deserves to be among the most beautiful buildings of Europe."

Aqueduct, attracting the attention of tourists who come to Pamplona from the South, was built from 1783 to 1790, the first years, but after completion it some time not used. In 1859, the year construction of a railway from Pamplona to Castejón demanded that one of the spans of the aqueduct had to be taken apart - today, trains from Madrid to Barcelona, are under it. Two more arches were dismantled in 1971, the year during highway construction. But, despite this, the aqueduct Naina preserved in excellent form.

The aqueduct is actually longer than it looks from the road. It starts in Soubise and ends in Pamplona, passing through the municipalities of Tajonar, Badostain and Mandilari. Section connecting Noáin and Thonar, runs underground through a mountain range.