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Cordoaria Nacional - Lisboa, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 41.844 W 009° 11.406
29S E 483469 N 4283214
Quick Description: The National Rope Factory (Cordoaria Nacional) former Royal Rope Factory of Junqueira, Lisbon is a national monument dated from 1779.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 11/8/2011 6:57:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMD24M
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
Views: 7

Long Description:
The National Rope Factory (Cordoaria Nacional) former Royal Rope Factory of Junqueira, Lisbon is a national monument dated from 1779.

It mManufactured cables and ropes of sisal, sails and flags for the Portuguese ships.

The Cordoaria is located on Avenue of India, near the Belém area and its facilities extend for almost four hundred meters to a width of only about fifty meters along the river.
These dimensions were characteristics to the needs of the production process. Its location on the river also facilitate the supply of products to vessel owners.

Today, the building no longer produces ropes, but, it´s open to the public housing several exhibitions throughout the year such as the Antiques Biennial exhibition which includes carpet, furniture, paintings, porcelain and so on.

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