0 Likes

Elvas Aqueduct
Elvas, Portugal

O aqueduto de Elvas começou a ser construído em 1537, por ordem do Rei D.João III de Portugal, para melhorar o abastecimento de água à cidade de Elvas. Após vários precalços e atrasos, a obra foi inaugurada em 1622. É o maior aqueduto da Península Ibérica, com cerca de 8 km, desde a captação da água na fonte da Amoreira, até ao fim no Largo da Misericórdia cidade de Elvas, Esta magnífica obra, tem no início, cerca de 1367 metros de galerias subterrâneas, tem 843 arcos com mais de 5 arcadas e torres de 31 metros.

Copyright: Adelino Chapa
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6324x3162
Uploaded: 30/08/2011
Updated: 10/10/2014
Zobrazení:

...


Tags: aqueduct; elvas; alentejo; portugal; heritage
comments powered by Disqus

Vitor Rei
Elvas aqueduto
Vitor Rei
Elvas cidade fortificada
Vitor Rei
Elvas Castelo 2
Vitor Rei
Elvas castelo1
Vitor Rei
Elvasr castelo 1
Vitor Rei
Elvas circular1
Vitor Rei
Elvas sao pedro
Vitor Rei
Fortestluzia
pau valiente
Juromenha castle wall
pau valiente
Juromenha castle wall
pau valiente
Juromenha castle defense tower
Jero Morales
Puerta Palma en Badajoz
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Vereya. Restoration of Church (2010)
Gil Frei
Bridge by the Lagoon Saloon, Bali
Jacques de Vos
Between Boulders And Windmill, Simonstown - South Africa
Шубкин Сергей
Воскресения Христова над северными воротами
Pascal Moulin
L'église monolithe et la place des Créneaux de Saint-Emilion - France
Martin Broomfield
Prambanan Temple, Java
Bo de Visser
Library Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Oldest museum in the Netherlands
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
New York City Tribute In Light - September 11, 2006
Konrad Łaszczyński
Morocco, Tanger ruins by the sea
Vitor Rei
Elvas Castelo 2
Jook Leung | 360VR Images
New York City Ground Zero - World Trade Center site on September 11, 2007
vasinbkk
Mueng Bolan Chinese Temple
Adelino Chapa
Monsanto's Panoramic Restaurant
Adelino Chapa
Mourisca's Tide Mill (inside)
Adelino Chapa
Almendres Cromlech
Adelino Chapa
Galapos beach
Adelino Chapa
Castelo de Sines
Adelino Chapa
Monsanto's Panoramic Restaurant (III)
Adelino Chapa
Church
Adelino Chapa
Convent of Jesus
Adelino Chapa
Monsanto's Panoramic, Restaurant
Adelino Chapa
Sarilhos Shipyard2
Adelino Chapa
Monsanto´s Panoramic Restaurant
Adelino Chapa
Palmela Belvedere III
More About Elvas, Portugal

The site, extensively fortified from the 17th to 19th centuries, represents the largest bulwarked dry-ditch system in the world. Within its walls, the town contains barracks and other military buildings as well as churches and monasteries. While Elvas contains remains dating back to the 10th century ad, its fortification began when Portugal regained independence in 1640. The fortifications designed by Dutch Jesuit padre Cosmander represent the best surviving example of the Dutch school of fortifications anywhere. The site also contains the Amoreira aqueduct, built to enable the stronghold to withstand lengthy sieges.UNESCO