Aqueduto Pegões

The Pegões Aqueduct was built with the purpose of supplying water to the Convento de Cristo in Tomar, and is about 6 km long.Its construction was initiated in 1593, during the reign of Filipe I of Portugal, under the direction of Filipe Terzio, (chief architect of the kingdom) and was completed in 1614 by Pedro Fernando de Torres.

The aqueduct has 58 full round arches, in its highest part, over 16 pointed arches supported on pillars. Its maximum height is 30 meters. At the ends, there are vaulted houses, which have a large sink in the center for decanting the water.

Tomar
1h30 - 148km to Lisbon

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