April 24, 2016

Aqueduto de São Sebastião

The Aqueduto de São Sebastião in Coimbra runs close to the Jardim Botanico (Botanical Gardens) in this historic city. The aqueduct was built in the late 16th century, possibly the work of the Italian architect Filippo Terzi (1520–1597), who was active in Portugal at the time, and is famous for his work on the Convent of Christ in Tomar.

Aqueduto de São Sebastião, Coimbra, Portugal.


The Aqueduto de São Sebastião is built over a previous Roman aqueduct and when completed was a driving force in the growth of the city, as it brought fresh water into the city centre.

Aqueduto de São Sebastião, Coimbra.

The aqueduct has 21 arches and has been classified as National Monument since 1910.

Aqueduto de São Sebastião, Coimbra.


Aqueduto de São Sebastião, Coimbra, Portugal.

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