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Lisbon's aqueduct: a story about water and more.

Your guru: Daniel
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  • Lisbon
  • Available in: French, Portuguese, English

About the guru Daniel

From Coimbra, "the city of the students", I studied Management and Programming of Cultural Heritage. Moved to Lisbon to explore and share the great cultural heritage of the capital that is very rich in all terms.

From Coimbra, "the city of the students", I studied Management and Programming of Cultural Heritage. Moved to Lisbon to explore and share the great cultural heritage of the capital that is very rich in all terms.

About the tour

A tour about the history of supplying Lisbon in water from an aqueduct that resisted the famous 1755 earthquake and the development of the city till today.

A brand new theme about lisbon before and after the construction of the aqueduct das Águas Livres. Its importance to the city and his inhabitants. The real dificulties that Lisbon through centuries had to deal with the lack of clean water and solutions to solve it.

The tour starts (on the surface) where the 14 kms aqueduct ends: Jardim das Amoreiras. The Reservoir of the Mãe de Água das Amoreiras received the water to supply the city by underground galleries until 1967. The gallery that we will follow from the surface is Loreto. One of the most important because crosses the historic downtown of Lisbon. It ends at the São Carlos Theater square.

During the route, it's possible to see some fountains that Loreto's Gallery supplied of water in the past :

Rato,

São Pedro de Alcântara,

Carmo,

and historical places and monuments:

Natural History Museum

Príncipe Real Garden with the fountain,

Convent of São Pedro de Alcântara,

São Pedro de Alcântara garden and fountains,

São Roque Church,

Trindade Theater,

Casa do Ferreiro das Tabuletas with mason symbols,

Convent of Carmo,

Santa Justa Elevator Viewpoint,

Santíssimo Sacramento Church,

Chiado,

Rua Garrett,

Fernando Pessoa statue,

São Carlos Theater square.

We won't see monuments from the inside.

Meeting point
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How to find me: Next to the aqueduct, in front of the Chapel. White t-shirt with the number 74.
Tour duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

What's the price?

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Ratings (1)

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John

3 months ago

This tour is amazing. I learnt a lot of things. Daniel is a very Good Guide.

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Response from Daniel:

Thank you John! I appreciate the comment. It was a pleasure to share with you this "unknown" story about the water supply in Lisbon through astonishing monuments. Godspeed!
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