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Acueducto Els Arcs(Manises)

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The Els Arcs aqueduct is an aqueduct that saves the Quart-Benáger irrigation channel from the Salto de Agua ravine in Manises. It originates at the Quart-Benáger-Faitanar weir on the River Turia. The irrigation channel distributes the water that irrigates large areas of the Valencian huerta to the east of the capital.
The aqueduct forms part of a hydraulic engineering network that is representative of a form of human settlement, intervention in the environment and exploitation of its resources that has been taking place since Romanisation.
The Els Arcs Aqueduct is one of the jewels of architecture still preserved in the region, which is why it has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. It is a construction located in the Salt de l'Aigua ravine, and its function was to overcome the unevenness of the ravine in order to carry water from the Quart irrigation channel to the neighbouring towns.
This aqueduct has 28 arches that the passage of time and continuous filtrations have shaped and added a set of stalactites that give it a special appearance. Its origin is not dated but it is believed to be a Roman construction.

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