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Águas Livres Aqueduct  Lisbon  Portugal
Águas Livres Aqueduct  Lisbon  Portugal
Águas Livres Aqueduct  Lisbon  Portugal
Águas Livres Aqueduct  Lisbon  Portugal
Águas Livres Aqueduct  Lisbon  Portugal
Águas Livres Aqueduct  Lisbon  Portugal
Águas Livres Aqueduct
A national monument, Lisbon’s massive aqueduct was a remarkable feat of hydraulic engineering when it was built between 1731 and 1799 to supply the city with water. Spanning some 36 miles, it boasts 109 stone arches, the most dramatic of which are the 35 that cross the Alcântara Valley—they survived the 1755 earthquake remarkably intact. Tour the aqueduct, then head to the Príncipe Real neighborhood, where the Mãe d’Água das Amoreiras reservoir now functions as a museum. You can also stop for some wine at Chafariz do Vinho, a wine bar built inside the aqueduct system.
Águas Livres Aqueduct
The aqueduct is classified as National Monument. One of the most remarkable hydraulic engineering works with 58 kms (36 miles) built between 1731 and 1799 in order to supply water to Lisbon. It has 109 stone arches, probably the most known ones are the 14 arches at Alcântara Valley and it resisted to the 1755 earthquake. In 1967 it was removed from the supply system, however it is possible to do a guided tour at the arches at Alcântara Valley. On the top of the arches there are two footpaths of 941 meters. In the past, the aqueduct was also used to serve as a bridge to have access to the city. Besides the valley, there is a tank under the Príncipe Real garden and a reservoir at Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras; which is the end of a main section of 14 kms. You can visit some exhibitions at the Water Museum. Also, you can have a glass of wine at the Mother-of-Water Fountain, at the enoteca Chafariz do Vinho.
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