June 22, 2009

Aqueduto da Amoreira

Like the Aqueducto da Agua de Prata in nearby Evora, the Aqueduto da Amoreira in Elvas is another masterpiece by master architect Francisco de Arruda, who also built the Belem Tower in Lisbon.

Aqueduto da Agua de Prata

Best seen from outside Elvas' city walls on the road back to Lisbon, this multi-tiered acqueduct is 7km long, was completed in 1622 and brought water to a marble fountain in Largo da Misericordia in central Elvas.

Aqueduto da Agua de Prata

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