Aqueduct of Pegões to supply water to the Convent of Christ in Tomar

The Aqueduct of Pegões (Aqueduto dos Pegões) in the City of Tomar in Portugal, is a monument to the engineering prowess of the 16th and 17th centuries. This structure was built during the reign of King D. Filipe of Portugal (Rei D. Filipe I), who by the way, was also the King of Spain at the time. This was a time when Portugal lost its independence to Spain for 60 years. The construction of the Aqueduct of Pegões started in 1593 and seems to have been finished in 1614. The main goal of this aqueduct which runs a distance of about 6 kilometres, finishing at the Seven Hills Forest (Cerca) in an irrigation tank, was to supply water to the Convent of Christ (Convento de Cristo), which is now listed in the UNESCO World Heritage.

Aqueduct of Pegões in the City of Tomar in Portugal

The Aqueduct of Pegões in the City of Tomar in Portugal, was built by order of the King D. Filipe of Portugal and Spain, between 1593 to 1614

 

Pegões Aqueduct in Tomar, Portugal

Pegões Aqueduct is a monumental construction, which was designed to supply water to the Convent of Christ in Tomar, which is now listed in the UNESCO World Heritage

 

Pegões Aqueduct 6 kilometres away from Tomar, Portugal

Aqueduct of Pegões, gathers the water of four springs outside Tomar and then runs a distance of about six kilometres to a tank located at the Seven Hills Forest, adjoining the Castle

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