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LECTURE | “The invisible waters of the castle hill” by Luís Ribeiro | Alfama | FREE

January 17, 2019 @ 18:00 - 19:00


When water levels around Lisbon rise, certain neighborhoods start smelling like…well, certain death. It can be noticeably troubling. Don’t ask us to elaborate. If you’ve lived here long enough, you know what we mean.
But, hey — the city is old, as are its pipes. And so it goes…

And what happens to the rainfall in Lisbon, you might ask? Where does that go? Here’ how the Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano describe their latest lecture As águas invisíveis da colina do castelo (“The invisible waters of the castle hill”):
“The raining waters that fall on the Castle Hill of São Jorge have different destinations. Some are collected in cisterns, others run superficially, because they do not find places to infiltrate, others follow an underground route, giving rise to springs soon used by the population for public supply, and others, with a deeper underground trajectory, come to exude with a temperature and chemical composition that make them suitable for therapeutic use.”
New things every day.

The lecture is presented by Luís Ribeiro, Professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico and CERIS Researcher.

NOTE: This one is obviously in Portuguese, and definitely for the nerds among us.



January 17, 2019
18:00 - 19:00
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Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano
A, Rua de São Mamede 3 A, 1100-532 Lisboa, Portugal
Lisboa, 1100-532 Portugal
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