Towering construction in very good shape. Loved the houses built into the arches of the aqueduct in the old town of Evora.
The aqueduct is "only" 500 years old (as opposed to the Roman temple, which is 2000), but it is quite interesting to see how the town has been built into and around it. Near the wall, where the arches are tall, small homes and structures have been built right into the arches. (Makes an unusual photo.) Closer to the center,... More
While driving around the ring road that surrounds the walled city of Evora, we suddenly saw the aqueduct. It was larger and more impressive than I expected. The modern road goes right under the arches of the Roman Aqueduct.
Although this is not an attraction you 'go into' you absolutely must stop and amaze at the structure. Built because the town was running out of water the aqueduct is three stories high and extends over 5 km. It is like no other I have seen.
A great landmark and a nice place to amble through the winding street and shops and houses built in to the sides of the aqueduct. In great condition and very atmospheric. We personally love this type of structure and they have a romantiscm about them that's hard to describe!
Because of lack of rain, and limited supply of ground water, on the request of King Jao III, the architect Francisco de Arruda was chosen to design and built this aqueduct, from Ribeira do Divor river some 9km away, to Evora. The construction started in 1531 and was completed in 1537. The highest arch is 85 ft tall and in... More
If our stuff lasts as long as the Roman Aquaduct etc i will be surprised. Good picture opportunity on the road that runs under it. Pretty impressive srtucture like most Roman buildings. High rating because of historic value.
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