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This is a historic aqueduct in the city of Lisbon, Portugal.
This is a historic aqueduct in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese engineering, including the largest stone arch in the world. The main course of the aqueduct covers 18 km, but the whole network of canals extends through nearly 58 km. The Mãe d'Água (Mother of the Water) reservoir of the Amoreiras, the largest of the water reservoirs, was finished in 1834. This reservoir, with a capacity of 5,500 m³ of water, was designed by Carlos Mardel. It is now deactivated and can be visited as part of the Museu da Água (Water Museum).
Calçada Quintinha 6, Lisbon, Portugal
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This museum is installed in the restored 18th-century former Royal Silk Factory
Multifunctional space dedicated to contemporary art, especially photography
Built in 1779, it has a baroque era Nativity scene with over 500 figures
A zoo that is fairly pricey, but has a variety of exotic animals featuring sea-lions and dolphins
Created from the personal collection of Calouste Gulbenkian, an Armenian who longed to see all his treasures displayed in a museum
A hidden gem
Portugal's impressive national art collection, including 14-19th century European painting, artefacts of Portuguese contact with the East and Africa and a collection of ecclesiastical treasures
Trendy district with fancy shops
The oldest funicular of Lisbon was inaugurated on 19 April 1884 and on that day it worked for 16 consecutive hours, carrying more than 3,000 passengers free