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Aguas Livres Aqueduct

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The Águas Livres Aqueduct is a historic aqueduct situated in city of Lisbon. It is a glowing example of high standard engineering of Portuguese in 18th century. The main portion of the Aqueduct covers around 18 KM. It was constructed by King John V in 18th century.

Historically, Lisbon had always been victim of shortage of water. So king decided to bring water from other sources and hence the aqueduct was built. Construction work started in 1937 in supervision of Italian architect Antonio Canenari and later on passed on to many different engineers and architects like Manuel da Maia, Azevedo Fortes and José da Silva Pais. When the work finished it was headed by Custódio Vieira. It started operating in------, supplying clean water to people of Lisbon. Now though it is not functioning, still it is proudly standing showing architectural and technological brilliance of ancient Lisbon people. There are35 arches which cover around 941 M, with the tallest arches reaching a height of 65 m. It is regarded as a masterpiece of architecture in Baroque period.

The Águas Livres Aqueduct has been a centre of tourist attraction for architecture lover around the world. From the aqueduct a beautiful view across the Alcântara valley with its network of roads across Tagus can be enjoyed. In 2002 it achieved status of national monument.

Lisbon is well connected by Air and has good restaurants and hotels. So when ever you are planning to go to Lisbon, don’t forget to visit Águas Livres Aqueduct!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%81guas_Livres_Aqueduct


 

 

 

 

 

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