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A mechanical wonder.

The two devices which sole purpose was to pump the water from the river Tagus and carry them up to... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Tel Aviv, Israel

This tour bus stop is a prime opportunity to photograph Toledo as a part of Tagus landscape... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2016
Mike K
Phoenix, Arizona
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28 Sep 2018
“Very cool ”
23 Jun 2017
“Archimedes Screw”
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Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I’ll admit I don’t understand the engineering of this project. But the people that lived here hundreds of years ago figured out how to get the water from the river up into the city. I found this very cool.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 23 June 2017

In an Archimedes Screw-like device, ancient residents of Toledo used a series of ladles to lift water to higher levels. Each ladle was raised to another higher one, and the mechanisms automatically repeated the process. There were a series of five towers, and troughs allowed...More

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Reviewed 22 February 2017

The two devices which sole purpose was to pump the water from the river Tagus and carry them up to town provided the city with water in the 16th century. The devices, one disassembled ages ago and the other - in ruins, were considered a...More

1  Thank TheShis
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

This tour bus stop is a prime opportunity to photograph Toledo as a part of Tagus landscape.. Reminiscent of El Greco. The artifice which directed water is ancient and no longer functional"

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

We went at 7:30am and there where so many birds flying about. The bridge is truly beautiful and the view of the city is amazing. Under the arches of the bridge we saw the bird nests. Very cool location.

Thank TaniaProsdocimo
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I walked into Toledo and crossed the footbridge and was able to view all of the old workings down by the river Tagus. In fact, at the end of the day I took shelter in one of the old buildings built out over the water...More

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Not to be missed, we got on a tour bus and it was an amazing trip. Don't forget to take your camera cause the views are amazing.

Thank Hadwa
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I headed off on my hop on hop off tour one very cold misty morning in Jan. There's no point in sitting down stairs. This was on part of the tour, it's awesome... The bus stops a few times to give you the opportunity to...More

Thank Rustydancer
Reviewed 3 December 2015

We learnt a little about the Artificio de Juanelo while on our guided tour. The Artificio de Juanelo, were the two devices, which were originally designed to supply water for the city of Toledo from the Tagus River- similar to a water mill. Unfortunately, it...More

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