Here are some fun facts about Lisbon’s Aqueduct of Águas Livres:
– It was built almost 300 years ago, by order of the king;
– It withstood the earthquake of 1755;
– It’s 14kms long, and it carried water from around 60 springs, supplying roughly 30 fountains around Lisbon;
– It transported said water using mostly gravity;
– Its route mostly coincided with that of an ancient Roman aqueduct;
– It stopped supplying water to the city in the 1960s;
– It became a National Monument in 1910, and is considered a remarkable work of hydraulic engineering.
this Saturday morning, local tour organization Caminhando invites you to walk on and marvel at this historical behemoth in all its glory.
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