Aqueduto da Prata - Évora, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tmob
N 38° 34.595 W 007° 54.817
29S E 594630 N 4270351
Quick Description: The Aqueduct was declared as a National Monument in 1910.
Location: Évora, Portugal
Date Posted: 2/2/2012 3:48:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMDMT2
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member coisos
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Aqueduto da Água de Prata (Aqueduct of Silver Water), in Évora, was built between 1531 and 1537 by architect Francisco de Arruda. The construction described in the Os Lusíadas, the epic poem of Camões.

Originally it led the water to the Praça do Giraldo. It was partly rebuilt in the seventeenth century as a result of the War of Restoration.

The name of the aqueduct is "Água da Prata" and not, as routinely referred, "Água de Prata". Although sometimes the origin of the Aquedut's name is linked to its costly construction (Silver/Prata), the real reason is related to the crystal clear and pure waters from the "fonte da Prata" (Silver Foutain) where it begins.

The Aqueduct was declared as a National Monument on June 23th, 1910.

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Designação (Name): Aqueduto da Prata / Cano da Água da Prata

Categoria de protecção (Classification): Classificado como MN - Monumento Nacional

Categoria/Tipologia (Type of heritage): Arquitectura Civil / Aqueduto

Concelho (City): Évora

Página do Património na base de dados da DGPC (Page of the Heritage at the DGPC database): [Web Link]

Wikipedia: [Web Link]

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